For Dwight. My neighbor has a red sour cherry tree so I froze several packs in my freezer. I'll try this myself. I made a cobbler when they were fresh but now they are frozen. They should be fine to make jelly. I ate them off the tree when they were ripe. We'll see how this works out. If this looks familiar let me know.
Wash, stem and mash cherries without crushing them. Add 1/2 cup of water. Heat to boiling; cover and simmer 10 minutes. Strain cherries through a cheese cloth. tie cheese cloth to handle on kitchen sink securely with a big plastic bowl under it.Let the bag drip all night. Don't squeeze cherries it will make juice too cloudy. There should be 3.5 cups of juice.
Use 2 cups of sugar to 1 cup of juice in a large stainless steel pot. I use my big pressure cooker. Stir well and heat quickly to a rolling boil for 1 minute, add sure jell; stir well and let it come to another rolling bowl for 1 minute. Take off eye and quickly pour into hot, sterilized pint glass jars,.Add thin layer of paraffin on top of jelly. Place Lids and rings on sterilized jars, tight enough to secure. Sit pints on a folded towel until they are sealed and completely cooled.