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Lizzy's Aperol Infused Cherry Jam

Lizzy's Aperol Infused Cherry Jam

Jam with a twist! 

SERVING SIZE 

2 servings


EQUIPMENT 

Medium Sauce Pan, Microplane or Zester, 12oz heat proof jar

INGREDIENTS 

  • 2 heaping cups of pitted, fresh cherries
  • 1/2 cup of maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup of Aperol
  • Zest and juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon of rainbow peppercorns (TRUST!)


METHOD

  1. Combine all ingredients into your saucepan.
  2. Cook on medium low, stirring often, until the mixture reduces by half (approximately 30 minutes - 1 hour.
  3. Pour mixture into a clean jar and let cool. Once cooled, store in the fridge.
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