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    Chokecherry Syrup

    Chokecherry Syrup. Photo by tgladd

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    30 mins

    15 mins

    15 mins

    Kaarin's Note:

    I finally found a recipe that thickens like syrup! Great on pancakes.

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    pints

    Units: US | Metric

    • 3 cups chokecherry juice (see first step)
    • 6 1/2 cups sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Wash chokecherries, place in a large kettle, barely cover with water and cook, covered, for about 30 minutes till the cherries are soft.
    2. 2
      Mash gently and strain the chokecherry juice through a sieve or cheesecloth.
    3. 3
      Pour 3 cups juice into a large kettle; stir in the sugar.
    4. 4
      Cook on high, stirring constantly.
    5. 5
      Boil hard for 1 minute.
    6. 6
      Remove from heat and skim foam.
    7. 7
      Add extract if using (almond extract gives a stronger cherry taste).
    8. 8
      To can: Pour hot syrup into sterilized hot jars to within 1/8th inch from top.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 04, 2009

      55

      I did use the butter to reduce the foam and it worked! I just happened to have a leftover pancake from breakfast to do a taste test with what little syrup that didn't fit in the jar. Oh my...I really am going to enjoy this on my french toast some cold North Dakota morning!

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    • on August 19, 2009

      55

      Delicious!! With 8 gallons of chokecherry juice to use, I really appreciate a great recipe like this! I added 1/4 tsp real butter at step 3 from previous experience and it REALLY helps reduce the foam to almost nothing. Great recipe, thanks so much! ~TJ

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    • on August 21, 2008

      55

      I just finished making 5 batches of this syrup. For the first batch I was a little cautious and boiled for 1 1/2 minutes just to be sure it wouldn't be too runny and it was almost too thick! For the remaining batches I followed the recipe exactly and the result each time was a syrup of perfect consistency. Thank-you for this recipe.

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    Nutritional Facts for Chokecherry Syrup

    Serving Size: 1 (1301 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1118.6
     
    Calories from Fat 0
    %
    Total Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 2.9 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 288.8 g
    96%
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    0%
    Sugars 288.3 g
    1153%
    Protein 0.0 g
    0%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    chokecherry juice

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