Candied Cherries

Recipe by Sydney Mike
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READY IN: 1hr
YIELD: 4 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large saucepan, bring sugar & water to boil, then add cherries & lemon half.
  • Reduce heat to low & let simmer about 20 minutes, or until syrup is red & slightly thick.
  • Remove from heat & let stand 2-3 hours or overnight.
  • Strain the cherries, reserving the syrup, & set the cherries aside.
  • Discard lemon half & add apple juice to the syrup.
  • Over medium-high heat, bring syrup to boil & cook 5 minutes.
  • Return cherries to syrup, reduce heat to low & cook slowly until thick & a candy thermometer reads 220 degrees F (or 105 degrees C).
  • Cherries can be stored at least 6 months in the refrigerator.
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