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homemade maraschino cherries

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Recipe by
Cindy Conway
Buckeye, AZ

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

(1 rating)
method Stove Top

Ingredients For homemade maraschino cherries

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

How To Make homemade maraschino cherries

  • 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.