Black Bing Cherry Preserves

Recipe by JamesDeansGirl
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READY IN: 48hrs 15mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine the cherries and sugar in a large, heavy, shallow, non-reactive saucepan.
  • Set aside to plump, several hours or as long as overnight.
  • Add the water to the cherries and bring to a boil.
  • Cook for 5 minutes; then add the lemon juice and boil rather fast until the juice has thickened like jelly and a candy thermometer reads 221*F.
  • Remove pan from heat and allow the preserves to sit overnight, covered; refrigerate them, if you'd rather.
  • The next day, reheat the preserves to the boiling point and spoon them into hot, sterilized canning jars and seal.
  • Store in the refrigerator, or (better) in the freezer.
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