This homemade amarenata cherry is just as delicious as the traditional Italian cherries in syrup but with none of the sugar and carbs. Thick and syrupy with pieces of cherries flavoured with vanilla and cinnamon.
Making Amarenata is a great way to enjoy cherries even on carb-restricted diet! The flavour is so concentrated, almost like cherry extract so you won't need to use a lot to add amazing flavour to any low-carb treats.
It's delicious which means it's addictive — don't make Amarenata in large batches, or if you do, preserve it using the canning method for longer storage. If you can't find fresh cherries, use fresh or frozen, both work great in this recipe and you are not limited just to the cherry season.
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Where to Use Amarenata?
Try with full-fat yogurt, in keto ice cream, panna cotta, smoothies or even on top of low-carb pancakes.
Another way to enjoy cherries on a low-carb diet is by making a sugar-free cherry chia jam which you can also use to make Dark Cherry Crunch Pie (6.4 grams of net carbs per serving!).
*This Amarenata is adapted from Chocolate Chili Mango. I tweaked it a bit and used sweet cherries instead of morello sour cherries, and swapped Erythritol for sugar. *
Serving size 1 tbsp, 20 g/ 0.7 oz
Allergy information for Low-Carb Cherry Amarenata
✔ Gluten free
✔ Dairy free
✔ Egg free
✔ Nut free
✔ Nightshade free
✔ Pork free
✔ Avocado free
✔ Coconut free
✔ Fish free
✔ Shellfish free
✔ Beef free
Nutritional values (per serving, 1 tbsp, 20 g/ 0.7 oz)
Net carbs2.7 grams
Calories from carbs 92%, protein 7%, fat 1%
Total carbs2.9 gramsFiber0.3 gramsSugars2.6 gramsSaturated fat0 gramsSodium1 mg(0% RDA)Magnesium2 mg(1% RDA)Potassium37 mg(2% EMR)
Ingredients (makes about 1 1/2 cups/ 360 ml)
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