Preserve cherries to remind you of summer all year round. Easy to make, keeps well all winter and makes a great gift for friends and family. Watch this recipe being made in the Allrecipes preserved cherries video.
Makes: 4 (500ml) jars
150g caster sugar
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Wash cherries well and remove stems. Fill sterilized jars with cherries to the "neck" of the jar.
Boil the water in a large saucepan. Add the sugar and keep boiling until sugar dissolves.
Fill jars with hot sugar solution almost to the top, leaving about 5mm head-space. Close lids tightly.
Line the bottom of large saucepan pan with a tea towel. Place jars vertically into the saucepan, fill with water, covering the jars. Cover and bring to the boil. Boil for 20 minutes. Remove from heat, let cool, then remove jars from pan and cool completely. Store in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight.
Check for a good seal...
The next day, check how well the jars sealed. The lid of the jar should not make a popping sound when pressed in the middle. If it pops and springs slightly, the jar might not have sealed correctly. In this case, keep any unsealed jars in the refrigerator and consume within to 2 weeks.