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  • 1-⅔

    cup Granulated Sugar

  • 4

    cups Water

  • 8

    cups Whole Pitted Fresh Cherries


Begin by sterilizing your clean pint size jars and lids in a boiling water canner for 5-10 minutes. To make the cherries: Add the sugar and water in a large pot. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium, and stir until sugar dissolves. Add cherries and let simmer for 5 minutes. Skim any foam that accumulates on the surface. To can the cherries: One at a time, take the sterilized jars out of the boiling water canner. Pack with hot cherries and fill jar leaving ½ inch headspace with simple syrup. Wipe rims of jars with a paper towel. Adjust sterilized lids, making sure not to screw them on too tightly! Lower back into the boiling water canner and process for fifteen minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack, the cans should seal during this time. Label with the date and contents. Store for up to 1 year.


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