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.


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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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Soak pitted cherries overnight in heated brine.(water, salt and alum).
2
Next 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.
3
Next 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.
4
Water bath time from Ball Blue Book - pints 20 min, quarts 25 min.

About this Recipe

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