Morello Cherry Preserves

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READY IN: 35mins
YIELD: 25 oz
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    (12 ounce) jar morello cherries, drained and juice reserved (available at Trader Joe's)
  • 12
    cup cherry juice (from the jar)
  • 1
    cup sugar
  • 2
    tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1
    tablespoon kirschwasser (cherry brandy or plum liqueur can be substituted)
  • 0.5
    (1 3/4 ounce) package dry pectin
  • 1
    pinch salt
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine cherries, sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest in a non-reactive bowl and let stand for 30 minutes.
  • In a heavy-bottomed sauce pan, combine cherry juice and pectin. Bring to a full rolling boil for 1 minute.
  • Add cherries/sugar/lemon mixture, kirschwasser, and salt to juice/pectin mix. Bring back to boil for 3 minutes.
  • Allow to cool to room temperature.
  • Store in air-tight jar. (You can process this by canning it for extended storage.).
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