Cherry Rum Preserves


  • 4 pounds dark sweet cherries
  • 1 pound granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup dark rum


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

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