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Reconstituting Dried Cherries

We like using the Quick Method because it is simple, easy and you maintain the natural flavor of the cherries!
Quick Method (using water and cherries):
For every 2 cups of dried cherries (any variety) use 1 cup of water. Combine water and cherries into a saucepan. Bring your water to a boil, then turn the heat to a simmer. Let cherries simmer (stirring constantly) for 10 to 15 minutes (or until plump). There shouldnít be much excess water so you can keep the last of it with your cherries to maintain flavor. Using the 2:1 ratio helps the cherries maintain their natural flavor without getting too watery. While using the quick method, sugar can be added to enhance flavor or texture. Donít forget that when you store the reconstituted cherries, place them in an airtight container and refrigerate them, so they donít mold!

Other Methods:
You can also reconstitute your dried fruit many different ways. You can allow them to simply soak in warm or cold water. Juices or liquors can also be used to add flavor.