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Cooking/Baking with "Cherry Heering"?

Bacardi1 Jan 13, 2013 11:43 AM

Not one of the liquor stores in our area had Kirsch, which I wanted for a cheese fondue recipe, so I bought a bottle of "Cherry Heering" (which worked perfectly as a Kirsch sub in the fondue, by the way).

So I now have a bottle of "Cherry Heering" & was wondering what, if anything, folks here have used it for in cooking/baking. Not interested in drink recipes - I have plenty of those - just dishes. Already have plans for "Cherries Jubiliee" & a nice "Cherry Clafouti".

Any other ideas?

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    ButterYum RE: Bacardi1 Jan 13, 2013 12:17 PM

    Baking - I'd probably use it to flavor buttercream and whipped cream, add it to soaking syrup for cake layers, drizzle it over fresh fruit, etc.

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      wyogal RE: Bacardi1 Jan 13, 2013 12:31 PM

      How about using it with meats that are complimented by some fruitiness? Like ham, duck, pheasant, venison, elk?

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        sedimental RE: Bacardi1 Jan 13, 2013 12:37 PM

        I have used it in salad dressing (the goat cheese, nut, dried fruit kind) and I have used it in chocolate desserts. I have a ton of it myself, so I am hoping others have ideas too :)

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          teezeetoo RE: sedimental Jan 13, 2013 02:59 PM

          i would guess you could substitute it for the kirsch in a black forest cake but I've never tried that. I'm thinking it might flavor a fruit chutney or work like marsala in a zabaglione?

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            sedimental RE: teezeetoo Jan 13, 2013 04:11 PM

            Oh, nice idea on the zabaione. I especially love a cherry vanilla combo!

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          Linjoh RE: Bacardi1 Jan 13, 2013 04:26 PM

          I love filling donuts with a little cherry or coffee heering, its an easy and great dessert. I simply heat up sugar donuts for about 5 min on 300, then "Inject" the donuts w the liqueur. For an extra nice touch, you can dip the donuts in some sugar and burn w a Creme brûlée torch for a candy topping. It's a winter favorite for sure!

          1. Bacardi1 RE: Bacardi1 Jan 14, 2013 08:09 AM

            Thanks guys - lots of good ideas!! :)

            1. JMF RE: Bacardi1 Jan 14, 2013 11:59 AM

              IS Cherry Heering high enough proof for Cherries Jubilee?

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