Honey Pickled Cherries

Honey Pickled Cherries

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Honey Pickled Cherries

Quick pickles are a great tool in a fine dining chef’s arsenal. They help balance the richness of heavy dishes from humble sandwiches & burgers to upscale dishes like duck confit & seared foie gras. They’re actually really easy to make too!

Here we’ve pickled bing cherries in a mixture of honey, vinegar & thyme – we paired these cherries with foie gras, but they’d also be a nice match for duck or venison.

Honey Pickled Cherries
  • 3/4lb Bing Cherries, halved & pitted
  • 1 tbsp Wildflower Honey
  • 1/3 cup Honey Wine Vinegar
  • ½ cup Ice Water (mostly ice)
  • 10 sprigs Fresh Thyme
  • 2 tsp Granulated Sugar
  • ¼ tsp Salt



Combine the honey vinegar, sugar, salt, honey & thyme in a small saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook just until the honey is melted. Make sure the thyme is submerged.


Add the ice water & swirl to melt in the ice.


Once the mixture is cold, pour it over the cherries.


Move the mixture to the fridge (make sure the cherries are submerged) for at least an hour before using.

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