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Visciola or amarena is a type of cherry closely related to prunus cerasus (aka sour, tart or wild cherry) that you can find everywhere in Italy. Both the tree and the fruit are smaller than the sweet cherry tree, and its crimson-to-near-black cherries are pleasently acidic: tart and bitter when crimson, sweeter and juicy when ripe and dark. When you preserve them in sugar, the syrup can be used to pour over cakes and ice cream, topped by some candied amarene. Some people preserve them in alchool to make (more)

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