Both Italians and connoisseurs of fine foods around the world have fallen in love with the intense flavor of these cherries. They are usually sold in a luxurious sweet syrup and are a step above the maraschino cherries that you find lining the shelves in the grocery stores. Amarena cherries are much more versatile and add a fruity sweetness to any recipe. They are often used as a garnish on top of cookies, cakes and pastries and can sit graciously on top of any bowl of ice cream or sundae.
Amarena cherries are also the perfect ingredient for a variety of semi-frozen and frozen delights including ice creams and gelatos. These cherries have become an essential ingredient for master ice cream and gelato makers worldwide. They can also add a brand-new dimension to fruitcakes, tarts and cheesecakes.