Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method -- -- --

  2. 4 oranges

  3. water

  4. 2 sticks cinnamon

  5. 4 whole allspice

  6. 6 whole cloves

  7. 4 pounds fresh dark sweet cherries -- pitted

  8. 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice

  9. 6 1/2 cups sugar

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Slice oranges very thinly; place in preserving kettle; add water to cover by 1/4 inch, about 5 cups. Tie spices in a cheesecloth bag; add to kettle; bring to boil over high heat; reduce heat slightly; boil until oranges are very tender; remove spice bag and discard.

  2. Add pitted cherries, lemon juice, and sugar to kettle; stir until sugar is dissolved; return mixture to boil; boil rapidly until mixture thickens and reaches gel stage, about 1 hour.

  3. Cool for about 5 minutes, skimming off foam with a metal spoon and stirring occasionally. Ladle into hot sterilized jars, leaving 1/2 inch headspace; seal with melted paraffin wax; cover with clean lids. Store in a cool, dark, dry place.

  4. Makes 11 1/2 pint jars.

  5. Origin: Appeal (quarterly publication from Overwaitea Foods)


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