Homemade Maraschino Cherries

Homemade Maraschino Cherries Recipe

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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


  • 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.

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About Homemade Maraschino Cherries

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