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Sweet Cherry Preserves

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Ingredients
  Sweet cherries 2 1⁄2 Pound (ripe)
  Sugar 5 Cup (80 tbs)
  Fresh lemon juice 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Fruit pectin 3 Ounce (1/2 bottle)
Directions

Steam and pit cherries.
Measure 5 cups (firmly packed without crushing) into a large saucepan.
Add sugar.
Let stand for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Then put over high heat and bring to a full rolling boil, stirring carefully.
Remove from heat and let stand for 3 to 4 hours.
Add lemon juice to fruit in saucepan.
Put over high heat, bring to a full rolling boil and boil hard for 2 minutes, stirring carefully.
Remove from heat and at once stir in pectin.
Skim off foam with metal spoon.
Then stir and skim for 8 to 10 minutes.
Ladle into hot sterilized jars and seal.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Boiled
Dish: 
Pudding
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Cherry
Interest: 
Party, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
240 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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