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Easy Sour Cherries in Light Syrup with 3 Ingredients

If your cherry harvest was abundant this year, preserve your cherries by making them with a light syrup.
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Easy Sour Cherries in Light Syrup with 3 Ingredients

If your cherry harvest was abundant this year, preserve your cherries by making them with a light syrup.
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American, Jam, Russian
Allergy: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 20
Calories: 827kcal

Equipment

  • Glass jars
  • Pot
  • ladle
  • Deep skillet

Ingredients

  • 9 lb sour cherries, washed & pitted
  • 8 lb sugar
  • 4 cups water
  • jars, washed in hot water & ready to use

Instructions

  • In a big pan heat up 4 cups of water and 8 pounds of sugar. Stir occasionally until mixture becomes clear.
  • Put washed and pitted sour cherries in a big pot or dish (heat safe). Pour the clear syrup over the cherries and bring to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes on low heat.
  • Turn off the heat and let the cherries completely cool down.
  • Heat up cherries, bring to a boil and turn off the heat. Let them cool down once again.
  • Bring to a boil one more time. This time don’t need to cool down just put them in the jars.

Nutrition

Calories: 827kcal | Carbohydrates: 213g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 457mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 207g | Vitamin A: 131IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg

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