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CANNING RECIPE:
Brandied Cherries


6-lbs. dark, sweet cherries
1-cup sugar
1-cup water
1/4-cup lemon juice
1 1/4-cup brandy


Wash and pit cherries
Combine sugar, water & lemon juice in a large pot
Bring to a boil; reduce heat to a simmer
Add cherries & simmer until hot throughout
Remove from heat; stir in brandy
Pack hot cherries into hot jars, leaving 1/2" headspace
Ladle hot syrup over cherries, leaving 1/4" headspace
Remove air bubbles
Adjust two-piece caps
Process 10 minutes in a boiling-water canner.

Makes about 6 pints

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