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READY IN:
1hr
YIELD:
4 cups
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, bring sugar & water to boil, then add cherries & lemon half.
  2. Reduce heat to low & let simmer about 20 minutes, or until syrup is red & slightly thick.
  3. Remove from heat & let stand 2-3 hours or overnight.
  4. Strain the cherries, reserving the syrup, & set the cherries aside.
  5. Discard lemon half & add apple juice to the syrup.
  6. Over medium-high heat, bring syrup to boil & cook 5 minutes.
  7. Return cherries to syrup, reduce heat to low & cook slowly until thick & a candy thermometer reads 220 degrees F (or 105 degrees C).
  8. Cherries can be stored at least 6 months in the refrigerator.

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