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Tart Cherry and Plum Gummies

Naturally tart and sweet fruit make this Tart Cherry and Plum Gummies the perfect snack or dessert. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, seafood, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP), and paleo diets.

Before AIP, I was a bit of a sugar addict. I loved Swedish fish, sour patch kids and gummy bears. I could go on and on about gummy candy. It’s something that I really missed initially but then I started making my own using fruit, gelatin and honey. These Tart Cherry and Plum Gummies are sweet and tart, just what you want in gummies. It’s not overly sugary or artificial like the store-bought kind. It’s just the right amount of sweetness.

These are really easy to make. There are different options for molds. You can either get silicone molds or just use a baking dish and cut the gummies into bite size pieces. If you decide on silicone molds, make sure they are food grade. I used a mold from Amazon, which are no longer available, but there is a huge variety of molds available. I’ve started a nice collection of plastic molds. I’ve got my eye on these lego/robot and diamond molds.

Naturally tart and sweet fruit make this Tart Cherry and Plum Gummies the perfect snack or dessert. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, seafood, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP), and paleo diets.

When you’re filling your molds, make sure to not overfill. It makes it hard to transport to the refrigerator, as it’s more likely to spill. It also makes it harder to get them out of the mold once it’s hardened.

If you’re using a silicone mold then it’s important that you place the molds on a stable baking sheet before you fill them with liquid. The liquid is super sticky from the gelatin and sugar so that will help to prevent spills.

Thank you to Stemilt Growers for supplying the fresh cherries for this post.

Naturally tart and sweet fruit make this Tart Cherry and Plum Gummies the perfect snack or dessert. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, seafood, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP), and paleo diets.

Tart Cherry and Plum Gummies
 
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Naturally tart and sweet fruit make this Tart Cherry and Plum Gummies the perfect snack or dessert. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, seafood, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP), and paleo diets.
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Recipe type: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2½ cups liquid
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Plum (about 2 small), pitted and chopped
  • 1 cup Cherries, pitted
  • ¼ cup Water
  • ¼ cup Honey (or to taste)
  • ¼ cup Gelatin
Instructions
  1. Place the plums and cherries into a blender.
  2. Blend until very smooth, then set aside.
  3. Pour the water and honey into a saucepan.
  4. Turn the heat on low, and slowly add the gelatin and whisk together.
  5. Continue to whisk the mixture for about 5 minutes or until it everything is incorporated.
  6. Remove the pan from the heat.
  7. If you have foam from whisking, carefully remove it from the top of the liquid. Taking care not to drip it everywhere as it’s hot and very sticky.
  8. Place silicone molds on a baking sheet. You can also use an 8x8 glass baking dish which does not require a baking sheet.
  9. Carefully pour the liquid into the mold or dish. If you are using a mold, take care not to overfill as it quickly overflows.
  10. Place the baking sheet that holds the molds or the glass baking dish in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour to firm up.
  11. If you used a small baking dish, cut into bite-size pieces. Otherwise, remove gummies from their molds and enjoy.

Naturally tart and sweet fruit make this Tart Cherry and Plum Gummies the perfect snack or dessert. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, seafood, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP), and paleo diets.
If you like this recipe, be sure to share it on Pinterest or leave a comment below!

 

 

Naturally tart and sweet fruit make this Tart Cherry and Plum Gummies the perfect snack or dessert. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, seafood, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP), and paleo diets.

Cherry Vanilla Vodka Cocktail

This fragrant Cherry Vanilla Vodka Cocktail is all about the Cherry Vanilla Syrup. It’s a simple recipe with tons of flavor that’s sure to impress your friends at your next cocktail party or happy hour.

I have a jar of Luxardo maraschino cherries sitting in my fridge. I went out of my way to mix a cocktail just so I could use these little delights. Yep, I created this Cherry Vanilla Vodka Cocktail just to eat maraschino cherries. The syrup is so fragrant with vanilla and tart from the cherries. Once you have the syrup together, the drink is a simple. It’s serious just the syrup, sparkling water and vodka. Oh, and of course the glorious maraschino cherry.

This fragrant Cherry Vanilla Vodka Cocktail is all about the Cherry Vanilla Syrup. It’s a simple recipe with tons of flavor that’s sure to impress your friends at your next cocktail party or happy hour.

My love of maraschino cherries started when I tried the original maraschino cherries. Not the neon red ones but the Luxardo maraschino cherries. They are so good. It’s a must try.

This fragrant Cherry Vanilla Vodka Cocktail is all about the Cherry Vanilla Syrup. It’s a simple recipe with tons of flavor that’s sure to impress your friends at your next cocktail party or happy hour. This fragrant Cherry Vanilla Vodka Cocktail is all about the Cherry Vanilla Syrup. It’s a simple recipe with tons of flavor that’s sure to impress your friends at your next cocktail party or happy hour. This fragrant Cherry Vanilla Vodka Cocktail is all about the Cherry Vanilla Syrup. It’s a simple recipe with tons of flavor that’s sure to impress your friends at your next cocktail party or happy hour.

Cherry Vanilla Vodka Cocktail
 
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This fragrant Cherry Vanilla Vodka Cocktail is all about the Cherry Vanilla Syrup. It’s a simple recipe with tons of flavor that’s sure to impress your friends at your next cocktail party or happy hour.
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Recipe type: Drink
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1-4
Ingredients
For the Cherry Vanilla Syrup
  • 1 Vanilla Bean
  • 2 cups Cherry Juice
  • ¼ cup Honey
For the drink
  • 3 ounces Cherry Vanilla Syrup
  • 1 ounce Sparkling Water
  • 1½ ounces Vodka
  • Luxardo Maraschino Cherries
Instructions
  1. Carefully, scrape the cavier from the vanilla bean.
  2. Next, add the vanilla bean and cavier, juice, and honey into a small saucepan.
  3. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  4. Once the liquid is boiling, reduce the heat to low and let simmer for 5 minutes while stirring occasionally.
  5. Remove from the heat, discard the vanilla bean and then place in an airtight container in the refrigerator to chill.
  6. When ready to serve, pour 3 ounces of the Cherry Vanilla Syrup in an ice filled glass along with the sparkling water and vodka.
  7. Stir to combine then top with a maraschino cherry and serve.

This fragrant Cherry Vanilla Vodka Cocktail is all about the Cherry Vanilla Syrup. It’s a simple recipe with tons of flavor that’s sure to impress your friends at your next cocktail party or happy hour. This fragrant Cherry Vanilla Vodka Cocktail is all about the Cherry Vanilla Syrup. It’s a simple recipe with tons of flavor that’s sure to impress your friends at your next cocktail party or happy hour.
If you like this recipe, be sure to share it on Pinterest or leave a comment below!

 

 

This fragrant Cherry Vanilla Vodka Cocktail is all about the Cherry Vanilla Syrup. It’s a simple recipe with tons of flavor that’s sure to impress your friends at your next cocktail party or happy hour.