People are often surprised to hear that you can make maraschino cherries at home. While it is a long process, it’s not a particularly involved or difficult one, and uses relatively few ingredients.
We had an opportunity to pick up some cherries from a you-pick farm and came home with 6.5 lbs. It’s not a tremendous amount, but enough to do something interesting with.
Since we find we don’t usually get through canned cherries, and since we found our brandied peaches to be a fantastic success, we decided to make brandied cherries.