Thursday, July 21, 2011

Canning Cherries

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:

Subtracted this:
(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.

  1. Syrup (I needed 2 batches): heat 1 cup sugar with 4 1/2 cups water.
  2. Pack cherries into jars.
  3. Pour hot syrup over.
  4. Seal jars.
  5. Process in boiling water bath for 25 minutes.

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