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Cherry Rum Preserves
4 pounds dark sweet cherries
1 pound granulated sugar
3/4 cup dark rum
Prepare six 8-ounce jars.
Wash, stem and pit cherries.
In heavy saucepan, combine cherries and sugar and cook over low heat for 1 1/2 hours. Watch carefully and stir often.
Remove from heat; let cool 5 minutes and stir in rum.
Pack cherries into prepared jars. Cover and seal.
Process in boiling water bath for 10 minutes.
Store in cool dark place for 1 month before using.
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