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“A French dessert recipe for poached cherries in vanilla and lemon syrup. Posted for Zaar World Tour 2006”

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  1. Combine the water, sugar, vanilla bean, and lemon zest in a medium saucepan.
  2. Place over low heat and stir until sugar dissolves.
  3. Raise the heat to high and bring the syrup to a boil.
  4. Stir in the fruit and the lemon juice.
  5. Cover the fruit with a lid slightly smaller than the diameter of the saucepan.
  6. This will keep the fruit submerged in the syrup.
  7. Reduce the heat to low and cook about 8 minutes.
  8. Allow the fruit to cool in the syrup, still covered, to room temperature.
  9. Transfer to a serving bowl, cover and chill at least 30 minutes before serving.
  10. To serve:
  11. May be served as is, garnished with whipped cream.
  12. Or use as a garnish for cakes, filling for crepes or as an ice cream topping.

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