Amarena cherry jelly

Amarena cherries are sour cherries marinated in a sugar syrup, because of this the syrup contains a lot of flavour. This component is easy to make but is spectacular in flavour and presentation.

Creation by Alain Alders, De Vrienden van Jacob* restaurant, Santpoort, the Netherlands.

Makes 1kg.

Amarena cherry jelly

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Amarena cherry juice



agar agar



leaf gelatine, soaked in cold water

Preparation method

  • Boil the cherry juice together with the agar agar.
  • Remove from the heat and add the gelatine.
  • Spread the mixture onto sheets with a thickness of approximately 4 mm.
  • Allow to firm up and remove the gelled mixture from the sheets.

Serving suggestions

  • In a dessert with chocolate components, such as chocolate crumble, chocolate parfait or chocolate-Amarena cherry ice cream.
  • As part of a pre-dessert, e.g. with citrus fruit and basil granité.
  • Use in a dish with components of vanilla, coconut, and citrus.

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