Chokecherry Syrup

Recipe by Kaarin
READY IN: 30mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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

  • Wash chokecherries, place in a large kettle, barely cover with water and cook, covered, for about 30 minutes till the cherries are soft.
  • Mash gently and strain the chokecherry juice through a sieve or cheesecloth.
  • Pour 3 cups juice into a large kettle; stir in the sugar.
  • Cook on high, stirring constantly.
  • Boil hard for 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat and skim foam.
  • Add extract if using (almond extract gives a stronger cherry taste).
  • To can: Pour hot syrup into sterilized hot jars to within 1/8th inch from top.
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