Peaches with Balsamic Cherries

By: Eric Kazda

I am definitely a kitchen gadget person.  Do not leave me alone in a kitchen store or I will bring home with me all the gadgets I can fit in my hands!  A lot of the gadgets I have never see the outside of the drawer they are stored in.  But right now my favorite gadget is my cherry pitter!

Before I acquired this gadget, I avoided recipes using cherries.  My hands would get stained as I would dig through the cherries looking for the pits.  No longer!  The pitter keeps my hands relatively clean and there are only a few pits that are stubborn.  In fact, I am going to share one of my favorite dishes featuring cherries.

Wash and remove the stems from the cherries

Pit cherries using the handy dandy cherry pitter.  Place them in a saucepan.

Add sugar and good balsamic vinegar.  Olio’s 25 star balsamic is my favorite (I get this in the Olio store in Lititz, the coolest small town in America)

Heat over med heat till sugar is dissolved and cherries are getting juicy.  While this is cooking, peel, pit and slice (or chop) your peaches.  These peaches are from Root’s farmers market.

Sweet, juicy and yummy.

Mix cherries and peaches and serve.

Peaches with Balsamic Cherries

  • ½ lb. cherries, halved and pitted
  • 2 t. sugar, plus more to taste
  • 2 T Olio 25 Star Balsamic
  • 1 lb. peaches sliced

In a small saucepan, stir together the cherries, sugar and balsamic vinegar.  Place over med heat and bring to a boil.  Cook for 5 minutes stirring occasionally.

In a medium bowl toss the warm cherries and syrup with the peaches.  Add more sugar to taste and serve.

I hope you enjoy this recipe!  Until next time……..

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