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Candied Cherries recipe

Here’s an easy recipe to candy and preservefresh cherries. Use them in baked goods, to top cakes and dessertsand other goodies.

Recipe: Candied Cherries

1 pound fresh (sweet or sour) cherries,rinsed, stemmed and pitted
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 fresh lemon
1 cup apple juice

  • In a non-reactive saucepan, bring thesugar and water to a boil. Add the cherries and the lemon half.Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook until the syrup is red andslightly thick, about 20 minutes.
  • Cover and let stand 2 to 3 hours, or overnight.
  • Strain the cherries, reserving the syrup,and set them aside.
  • Discard the lemon half and add the applejuice to the reserved syrup.
  • Bring the syrup to a boil and cook for5 minutes. Return the cherries to the syrup, reduce the heatand cook slowly until the syrup is thick, about 220°F (105°C)on a candy thermometer.
  • Remove from heat and cool. The cherriescan be stored in a tightly covered container for at least sixmonths in the refrigerator.

    Makes about 1 quart.

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