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Cherry Preserve

If sour cherries can be secured, an excellent preserve can be made of them. Cherries should, of courser be seeded, or pitted, when they are prepared in this way.


  • 2 quarts seeded sour cherries
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 1/2 pounds sugar


Drain off the superfluous juice from the cherries. Add the hot water to the sugar in a preserving kettle, and allow the mixture to come to a boil. Add the cherries and boil for 10 or 12 minutes. Have hot sterilized jelly glasses ready and fill with the hot preserves. Allow the preserves to cool, cover first with paraffin and then with metal or paper covers, and label.


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Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Volume 5.

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