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Cherries in Brandy Recipe

Makes 6 x 250ml jars. Ingredients:

  • 1 Kg Cherries.
  • 350 grams caster sugar, more or less.
  • 700 ml brandy, more or less.

Directions:

  1. Prepare your 250ml jars and lids by sterilizing them in boiling water for five minutes.
  2. Wash your cherries, remove the stems but do not pit them.
  3. Place your Cherries into your jars, packing them in well, but not squashing any of the fruit.
  4. Evenly distribute the sugar between the 6 jars of cherries. This is about three table spoons of sugar each.
  5. Top the jars up with brandy, leaving a head space of one cm. Clean the rims of the jar, to ensure you get a good clean seal and cap with your sterilized lids.
  6. Process your filled jars in a boiling water bath for five minutes.
  7. Alternatively, if you did not pre sterilize your jars and lids, process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes.

Your bottled Brandied Cherries will make great Christmas Gifts. Enjoy!

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