Chokecherry Syrup

Total Time
15 mins
15 mins

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

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  • 3 cups chokecherry juice (see first step)
  • 6 12 cups sugar
  • 14 teaspoon almond extract


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