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I have two quarts of pickled cherries from last spring. Does anyone know if it's possible (or even advisable) to make a cherry pie with them? I've been reading about sour cherry pies and I was wondering if I could use the pickled cherries. Does anyone have any recipes, or is this just a stupid idea? Thanks

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  1. What were they pickled in? And were they sweet or sour cherries to begin with?

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    1. re: biondanonima

      They were Bing cherries pickled in vinegar, sugar, and Brandy.

      1. re: fulkdj

        Normally cherry pies are made from sour cherries but sweet Bings are fine also. If they've been pickled, it's a different ball game. As I wrote downthread, I would use them for something other than a pie. Sour cherries are very tart and require sugar or another sweetener to make them palatable for pie, but your cherries have a vinegar aspect, which would make the pie, um, odd. Sorry.

        Pickled cherries keep very well, for up to a year in the frig and longer if processed (canned) if you're concerned about their longevity.

      2. re: biondanonima

        I can't see making a pie from sour (or sweet) cherries that were pickled in a vinegar/sugar brine. Tart, puckery, whoa. Just serve them with cheese, or you could make a compote, if they're pitted, for duck, poultry or pork.

        1. re: bushwickgirl

          or to go with the duck mousse pate on another thread.