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Sour Cherry Preserves

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  Cherries 1 Pound (Black Or Red)
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Lemon 1⁄2 , juiced
  Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)

Wash and pit cherries, but keep pits in a small bowl.
Place cherries in a saucepan in layers and sprinkle each layer with sugar.
Add water to the cherry pits, stir slightly, drain, and add this water to the cherries.
Allow mixture to stand for 1 hour, then bring to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes or until syrup thickens to consistency of honey.
Stir gently at intervals while cooking and skim off any scum that rises to top.
Add lemon juice at end of cooking time to prevent syrup from crystallizing.

Recipe Summary

Fruit Dessert

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1839 Calories from Fat 8

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.99 g1.5%

Saturated Fat 0.18 g0.92%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 0.87 mg0.04%

Total Carbohydrates 476 g158.5%

Dietary Fiber 10.9 g43.6%

Sugars 457.8 g

Protein 5 g10.3%

Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 90.1%

Calcium 8.1% Iron 10.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Sour Cherry Preserves Recipe