Cherries in syrupChefs continually use cherries in syrup in their preparations due to their great versatility, their color, their texture and because they allow a mixture of flavors that work at different levels, not only in desserts and sweet creations, but also in savory dishes.

Cherries in syrup

We are going to see in this article how professionals use cherries in syrup and why they are one of their staples, combining them with other ingredients, some of them less known, to surprise the diner.

The versatility of cherries in syrup

Normally, most people associate cherries in syrup only to decorate cakes, pastries, tartlets or biscuits, but chefs also use them to accompany meat and fish, in salads, garnishes or to prepare a multitude of sauces. These sauces are widely used as an accompaniment to dried meats, such as sirloin, and red meats, or also white fish, such as cod, gilt-head bream or sea bream.

We are going to see how to combine cherries in syrup with other ingredients to achieve an original and unique dish that will surprise customers in any Horeca establishment:

  • With other natural fruits

    Cherries in syrup are widely used in fruit salads, as they combine perfectly with most fruits, especially citrus fruits such as lime, lemon, grapefruit or orange, with stone fruits such as peaches, apricots, nectarines, plums and avocados or more exotic fruits such as coconut, banana, kiwi or mango. Another fruit that is widely used in desserts, such as the apple, also goes well with cherry in syrup and surprises with the mixture of intense colors.

  • Shakes and liqueurs

    Cherries in syrup combine very well with well-known liqueurs such as port wine, Brandy or Amaretto, as well as accompanying many cocktails. Of course cherries in syrup cannot be missed in fruit smoothies, a drink widely used for breakfast, brunch, snacks or at any time of the day. Plus, it goes well with classic flavors like vanilla, cinnamon, chocolate or cream.

  • In garnishes

    As we have said, cherries in syrup are continually used in savory dishes, since they provide a sweet flavor and a texture that greatly enriches any preparation. They combine very well with nuts such as walnuts, almonds, pistachios or pine nuts and also with all kinds of vegetables, in such a way that we can create delicious side dishes with ingredients as diverse as artichokes, red onions, spinach, celery, garlic, beans, greens, broccoli, corn, peas, zucchini, hearts of palm and a long etcetera. Aromatic herbs such as mint or basil can also be added to enhance the experience.

  • In salads

    Cherry in syrup provides a sweet and fresh touch, in addition to its unmistakable color. It works perfectly with ingredients widely used in salads such as lettuce, tomato, onion, spring onion, corn, lamb’s lettuce, endive, arugula, avocado, olives and pickles, among others. Along with that you can add nearly anything, according to your tastes or preferences, for example : turkey breast, duck breast, cheeses (blue, brie, mascarpone or ricotta), tuna, carrots, asparagus, pumpkin seeds, etc.

    You can also make exquisite cherry vinaigrettes to accompany the salad and you can give it a touch of honey to surprise with a very interesting combination of flavors and textures.

    Other ingredients that combine very well with cherries in syrup, whether in salads or other dishes, are legumes such as beans and chickpeas and shellfish such as prawns, prawns, octopus, sea sticks, etc.

  • Cherries in syrup in confectionery

    In confectionery, cherries in syrup are not only used to decorate cakes and other similar desserts, they are also used in compotes, jams, clafoutis, crumbles or chocolate fondue, a real delight. The experience of dipping cherries in syrup in melted chocolate can undoubtedly be one of the greatest pleasures for lovers of chocolate and cherries. In addition, you can add fruits such as bananas or apples to further enhance the flavors.

At Lazaya preserved fruit we have a wide catalog of cherries in syrup for professionals and we have been experts in this canned fruit for more than 80 years. We have our own plantations and we control the entire process from the harvest of the fruit to the final packaging in our own facilities, without intermediaries, which allows us to supervise the entire process and select the best cherries and complete the procedure exceeding the most demanding quality standards.

Professionals have at their disposal cherries in syrup with different brix and sizes, with or without stones, with or without stems, whole or in halves. Although the predominant color is red, we also have other colors at the request of chefs and pastry chefs. Contact us and tell us what you need to prepare your dishes and get flavors that work with cherries in syrup. Our specialists will advise you and provide a product adapted to your needs.