Preserved cherries and almond flakes topping
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Preserved cherries and almond flakes topping

Give your skyr a boost and transform it from ordinary to extraordinary with an amazing topping of preserved cherries and almond flakes. It is a mouthwatering addition that can make breakfast extra special and turn desserts into a treat worth savouring.


Preserved cherries
  • Cut cherries into halves and remove the pits.
  • Heat water, sugar, and lemon juice in a pan.
  • Add the halved cherries to the pan and bring to a boil.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and let it cool completely before serving.
  • Store for 2-3 days in an airtight container in the fridge.
To serve
  • Divide skyr into 2 bowls.
  • Spoon the cherries over the skyr and sprinkle with almond flakes.
Top tip

If you like a roasted flavour, try roasting the almond flakes in the oven at 160°C for about 5 minutes or until they turn golden brown. Keep a close eye on them so they do not get burnt. If fresh cherries are not available, you can opt for frozen ones. The preparation is the same, but you might need to adjust the water-to-cherry ratio as frozen fruits tend to have more moisture due to freezing.

Questions about preserved cherries

Discover how effortlessly you can create a cherry and almond topping for skyr that will elevate your breakfast or dessert to a new realm of deliciousness. Keep reading to find out more about this simple yet delicious recipe.

What to do with preserved cherries?
Preserved cherries are a fantastic topping for skyr, perfectly balancing its creamy goodness with their sweet, syrupy flavour. Or try stirring them into your morning oatmeal for a fun twist and use the syrup to sweeten it up.
What are cherries preserved in?
In this recipe, they are preserved in a mixture of water, sugar, and lemon juice. This combination helps to create a syrupy liquid that preserves the cherries and adds flavour to them. The sugar acts as a preservative and helps to draw out the natural juices from the fruit, while the lemon juice adds acidity and balance to the flavour.
What other skyr toppings are good with preserved cherries?
Preserved cherries are a versatile topping that can be paired with many delicious ingredients. For a timeless and classic blend, we suggest almond slices. To enhance texture, experiment with different nuts or elevate the indulgence by sprinkling dark chocolate over your skyr with the cherry and almond topping – perfect for transforming your ordinary meal into a luxurious breakfast or a delightful dessert.


Arla® Skyr Creamy
450 g
Preserved cherries
100 g
Almond flakes (toasted)
25 g
For Preserved Cherries
Fresh cherries
500 g
100 ml
Caster sugar
125 g
Lemon juice

Pamper your skyr with preserved cherries and almond flakes

Creamy skyr meets sweet, preserved cherries and crunchy almonds. Tangy, juicy, and nutty – it is pure indulgence. Pamper yourself and your skyr with this easy recipe for a flavourful topping that combines the nutty richness of almonds with the sweet, juicy essence of cherries. We have a variety of topping recipes for you to try, for example, a granola with quinoa and pomegranate topping, a strawberry, walnut, and vanilla syrup topping , and this poached pears with star anise and blackberries topping .