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Spiced Fresh Cherries

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Ingredients
  Fresh firm ripe sweet cherries 2 Pound
  Brown sugar 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Cider vinegar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Mixed pickling spice 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
Directions

Leave stems attached to cherries and set aside.
Combine the sugar, vinegar and 1/2 cup water in a large saucepan.
Tie the mixed pickling spice in a cheesecloth bag and add to the sugar mixture, then stir in the salt.
Bring to a boil and boil for 2 to 3 minutes.
Add the cherries and bring to boiling point.
Remove the spice bag.
Pack in hot sterilized jars, leaving 1/2-inch space at the top of jars.
Seal at once.
Do not open for about 6 weeks.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Storage: 
Preserving
Interest: 
Holiday
Ingredient: 
Cherry

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