Cherry Syrup

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


3 cups

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
My mom and grandma have been making this fruity syrup to serve with fluffy waffles and pancakes ever since I was a little girl. Now I make it for my sons, who love it as much as me!—Sandra Harrington, Nipomo, California


  • 1 package (12 ounces) frozen pitted dark sweet cherries, thawed
  • 1 cup water
  • 2-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • Dash ground cinnamon


  1. Bring cherries and water to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes.
  2. Add sugar and butter; cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat; stir in extract and cinnamon.
  3. Cool any leftover syrup; transfer to airtight containers. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 100 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 7mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.