3 1/2 pounds Bing cherries
2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups water
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 1/4 cups brandy
Rinse, stem and pit cherries. Combine sugar, water and lemon juice in saucepan. Heat to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar.
Pour 1/4 cup syrup into clean, hot jar.
Fill jars with cherries.
Add 1/4 cup brandy and more syrup as necessary to fill each jar, leaving 1/2-inch headspace; seal.
Process in a boiling water bath 20 minutes.
Yield: 5 pints
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