Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Sour Cherries

I was hoping to pick the cherries from our 2 trees later this week but they needed to be picked on Monday, so the kids and I stripped the trees.  My trees always look so bland after they lose their pretty red decorations.

I hot packed the cherries in a medium syrup (2:1 water to sugar).  I find hot packing fruit, other than berries, makes for a firmer fruit.  It's a bit more time consuming but well worth, in my opinion.  From the leftover syrup that I cooked the cherries in, I made Sour Cherry Syrup.  Ooo boy, does it ever have a nice flavour.  Sweet and sour.  Yum!

  • 6 1-litre jars of cherries
  • 1 500-ml jar of cherries
  • 3 500-ml jars of syrup