Homemade Maraschino Cherries Recipe

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Homemade Maraschino Cherries

Cindy Conway

By
@weedpatch

I can't remember where I got this recipe but always wanted to make my own.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

4 1/2 lb
pitted sweet cherries
4 1/2 lb
sugar
3 c
water
juice from 1 lemon
1 oz
red food coloring
1 oz
almond extract
2 qt
water
1 Tbsp
pickling salt
1 tsp
alum

Step-By-Step

1Soak pitted cherries overnight in heated brine.(water, salt and alum).
2Next morning, drain cherries, rinse in cold water. Combine cherries, water sugar, lemon juice, and red food coloring. Heat to boiling point. Let stand 24 hours.
3Next morning, strain juice into a pan and again, boil juices, pour over cherries. Let stand 24 hours. Bring juice to boil again. Add almond extract and cherries. Pack in hot sterilized jars and seal.
4Water bath time from Ball Blue Book - pints 20 min, quarts 25 min.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: American