Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Bottled Cherries

Since my sister has cherry trees with plenty of cherries we had some to bottle!

I put my kids to work pitting the cherries- you can buy cherry pitters according to how many you're doing such as these:

once all the seeds are removed fill sterilized jars with the cherries.
Boil a syrup- you can make anything from a light to heavy syrup according to your taste. Syrup is just water and sugar boiled until the sugar has dissolved.  For my cherries I did: 3 c. sugar and 5 c. water- which is a medium syrup.

Fill each jar with the hot syrup to 1/4 inch from the top.  Process in a water bath canner for 25 mins.

These are great for pies- They look so pretty too!

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