Homemade Maraschino Cherries

Homemade Maraschino Cherries

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Cindy Conway


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


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  • 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.

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About Homemade Maraschino Cherries

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

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