Maraschino Cherries

Maraschino Cherries

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Maraschino Cherries

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 pounds Royal Ann cherries
  • 2 Tbsp. Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp alum
  • 1 quart water
  • 3 cups water
  • 4 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 one-ounce bottle red food coloring
  • 1 oz. almond extract
  • Juice of one lemon, strained
  • 1 tsp imitation raspberry extract and a few drops rose extract, optional

Instructions

  1. Pit cherries and soak overnight in a brine made of salt, alum and a quart of water. The next day, wash cherries until the salt taste is gone. Bring three cups water, sugar and food coloring to a boil. Add the cherries, remove from heat, and let stand 24 hours. The next day, bring the cherries and syrup just to a boil, adding the almond extract and lemon juice. The two optional ingredients may be added at this point. Pack the hot cherries and syrup in small, sterilized jars and seal.
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