Black Forest Preserves

Recipe by LonghornMama
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READY IN: 45mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 6 12
    cups sugar
  • 13
    cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 3
    cups firmly packed coarsely chopped pitted sweet black cherries
  • 12
  • 2
    (3 ounce) packages liquid pectin
  • 4
    tablespoons amaretto liqueur or 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
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DIRECTIONS

  • Prepare canner, jars, and lids.
  • In a bowl, combine sugar and cocoa. Stir well.
  • In a large stainless steel saucepan, combine cherries and lemon juice. Stir in cocoa mixture. Over high heat, stirring constantly, bring to a full rolling boil that cannot be stirred down.
  • Stir in pectin. Boil hard, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Stir in Amaretto. Remove from heat and skim off foam.
  • Ladle hot preserves into hot jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Remove air bubbles and add hot preserves if needed. Wipe rim. Center lid on jar. Screw band tight.
  • Place jars in canner, ensuring they are completely covered with water. Bring to a boil, then process for 10 minutes. Remove canner lid. Wait 5 minutes, then remove jars.
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