Do you all love cherries?
And, boy howdy have we been picking Cherries!
And more Cherries!
We picked about a total of 50 some cups of Cherries!
It was a fun and sticky mess...
So, I got out my ol' water bath canner, my supplies for canning
and I canned some Cherry Syrup and Cherry Jelly!
Have any of you canned syrups or jellies before?
It is so much fun!!!
I LOVE CANNING!!!!!!!
(This is my hubby and oldest sons favorite!)
First, you will have to boil down the cherries with about 3 c. water,
continue to boil until there isn't much of a cherry left
(it will look like mush with seeds)
strain your fruit in a mesh strainer or a cheese cloth to get all the juices out
I used about 8-10 cups of washed cherries.
3 c. prepared juice
3 c. sugar
1/2 c. corn syrup
3 Tbsp. lemon juice
Bring your water bath canner to a boil.
*Do this step first, because it takes forever to come to a boil.*
Wash your jars and place them on a cookie sheet
in a warm oven to keep till you are ready to start your canning.
Combine in a large pot and bring to a rolling boil for 1 minute.
Remove from heat and skim off the foam.
Pour your syrup into sterilized hot jars.
Wipe around the rim of your jars with a damp cloth.
Place on your lid and ring and lightly turn it.
Place in your boiling water bath canner.
Process in a water bath canner for 10 minutes.
Makes 5-6 pint jars.
Never put a cool jar into a boiling hot water canner,
the jars will break!
Now for the Cherry Jelly Recipe
click on the link below:
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