How to make it

  • Bring water and salt to a boil, stirring until salt is dissolved. Let cool for 10 minutes, then pour over pitted sweet cherries. Cover and let sit 12 hours or overnight.
  • Drain cherries, discarding brine, and rinse in cold water. Set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, lemon juice, and red food coloring. Bring just to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar, and remove from heat. Pour over cherries, cover, and let stand for 24 hours.
  • Drain cherries, reserving juice. Set cherries aside. Bring reserved juice to a boil again. Remove from heat and stir in almond extract. Pour juice over cherries.
  • Pack cherries with juice in hot sterilized jars and seal according to manufacturer's recommendations. Process as you normally would.

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    " It was excellent "
    bobbijo ate it and said...
    Sounds really good...am definitely going to try. I give this a high 5!
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    " It was excellent "
    zanna ate it and said...
    GREAT POST,adding to 'I can because I can' group.Have a great day.
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  • annieamie 6 years ago
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  • annieamie 6 years ago
    Thanks for this recipe! I've always wondered how they made the cherries. This is going to be fun to make and thanks to you, I can make them!
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  • grandmacooks 6 years ago
    Sounds good!
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  • auntybea 6 years ago
    Oh pshaw! Everything I learned I learned from my kindergarten teacher! (Inside joke sday!) But really, everything I learned about cooking/baking/preserving I learned from my grandmother/mother/aunts and God bless them for it! I wouldn't even dream of ever being as good at it as they are/were!
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    thanks less money spent and better cherries yes. thanks
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    " It was excellent "
    peetabear ate it and said...
    what a great recipe... thank you...
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  • sday5 6 years ago
    WoW you know so much.
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