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Brandied Cherries

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 pounds Bing cherries
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/4 cups brandy

Instructions

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

Yield: 5 pints