Blackberry and Bing Cherry Preserves

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READY IN: 1hr 30mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Rinse blackberries and cherries.
  • Press blackberries through a sieve or a food mill to remove the seeds.
  • Stem cherries and remove pits.
  • Coarsely chop cherries in a food processor.
  • Combine blackberries, chopped cherries, pectin, lemon juice and butter in large stockpot.
  • Bring to a boil and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • Add sugar all at once and return to a boil.
  • Bring to a boil that cannot be stirred down and boil 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat and add almond extract.
  • Let sit for 5 minutes stirring every 30 seconds.
  • Ladle into sterilized jars using the USDA guidelines for water bath canning leaving a 1/4" headspace.
  • Wipe rims and place lids and screw rings on jars.
  • Place jars in water bath canner and make sure you have at least 1-2 inches of water covering the jars.
  • Place lid on pot and bring to a hard rolling boil (do not remove lid).
  • Process in boiling water bath for 10 minutes.
  • Turn off heat, remove lid from pot and let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Remove jars from pot and set aside to seal and cool.
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