Cherries are early this year! Albertson’s has cherries this week for $1.99 lb!! Big, beautiful sweet cherries. My local Albertson’s has cherries from Orchard View Farms- The Dalles, Oregon. I bought 10 pounds. I made these for the first time last year- they were a BIG hit with everyone.
2 1/2 cups water 2
2 cups sugar
7 cups pitted cherries
4 tablespoons Amaretto Liqueur
Get jars, lids, and canner ready to go. Prepare the syrup. Zest the lemon, then measure 2 tablespoons of lemon juice from the lemon. Combine zest, lemon juice, water and sugar in a saucepan over medium high heat. Bring the mixture to a boil to dissolve sugar. Boil 1 minute
Pack the cherries into hot, sterilized jars and add 1 tablespoon of the Amaretto Liqueur to each jar. Ladle hot syrup into jars. Remove bubbles, leave 1/2 ” headspace. Wipe edge and put on lid and ring
Process in a water bath canner for 15 minutes. Enjoy!
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