3 bowls of candied cherries with a spoon on the side

Candied Cherries

Make this super amazingly delicious and easy Candied Cherries Recipe with just a couple ingredients, and you'll have delicious sweetened cherries to last you all winter long.
Course Condiment, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 158kcal
Author Danielle Wolter


  • 2 cups pitted cherries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice


  • Combine all the ingredients in a 2 quart sauce pan and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat and simmer for 75 minutes, stirring periodically to make sure they don't burn.
  • Remove from heat and let cool. Store the cherries and the syrup in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one year.


Expert Tips:

  1. Be sure to stir the cherries every 15 minutes while simmering to ensure they don't burn.
  2. Store the cherries and the syrup separately if you'd like to use them for different purposes.


Serving: 2tbsp. | Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 102mg | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 3.5mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.2mg