Cherries are only $1.98/lb this week, so the time is right to try canning some! I've never done it before, but it was very easy. I started with 13 1/2 pounds of these:
(And with the help of this, it really didn't take long at all.)
By the end of the afternoon, I ended up with nineteen of these:
I used this recipe with the extra light syrup.
- Syrup (I needed 2 batches): heat 1 cup sugar with 4 1/2 cups water.
- Pack cherries into jars.
- Pour hot syrup over.
- Seal jars.
- Process in boiling water bath for 25 minutes.