Brandied Cherries Recipe

Brandied Cherries

Brandied Cherries Recipe

  • 3 1/2 pounds Bing cherries
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/4 cups brandy

Description

Rinse, stem, and pit cherries. Combine sugar, water, and lemon juice in a saucepan. Heat to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Pour 1/4 cup syrup into a clean, hot jar. Fill jars with cherries. Add 1/4 cup brandy and more syrup as necessary to fill each jar, leaving 1/2-inch headspace; seal. Process in a boiling water bath for 20 minutes. Yields 5 pints.