To jar Cherries Lady North’s Way

Preparation info

  • Difficulty

    Easy

Appears in

The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy

By Hannah Glasse

Published 1747

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Method

Take twelve Pounds of Cherries, then stone them, put them in your Preserving-pan, with three Pounds of double-refined Sugar, and a Quart of Water, then set them on the Fire, till they are scalding hot; take them off a little while, and set them on the Fire again, and boil them till they are tender° then sprinkle them with Half a Pound of double-refined Sugar pounded, an; skim them clean. Put them all together in a China Bowl, let them stand in the Syrup three Days, then dram them through a Sieve, and take them one by one, with the Holes downwards on a Wicker-Sieve, and set them in a Stove to dry, and as they dry, turn them upon clean Sieves. When they are dry enough, put a clean white Sheet of Paper in a Preserving-pan, and then put all the Cherries in, with another clean white Sheet of Paper on the Top of them; then cover them close with a Cloth, and set them over a cool Fire till they sweat; then take them off the Fire, and let them stand till they are cold, then put them in Boxes or Jars to keep.