Drunken Cherries
 
Ingredients
  • ⅔ cup (133 grams) granulated sugar
  • ⅔ cup (160 grams) cherry liqueur*
  • 2 tablespoons (6 grams) orange zest
  • 3 cups (420 grams) fresh or frozen sweet dark cherries, pitted
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan, heat sugar, liqueur, and orange zest over low heat, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves. Add cherries, and cook until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Pour into a medium bowl; Cover and refrigerate for up to 4 hours.
  2. Strain cherries through a fine-mesh sieve, and roughly chop.
Notes
*We used Luxardo.
Recipe by Bake from Scratch at https://www.bakefromscratch.com/layered-cherry-basque-bars/