Preparation info
  • Makes


    half pint jars
    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Art of Preserving

By Lisa Atwood, Rebecca Courchesne and Rick Field

Published 2012

  • About

Keeping the pits in the cherries gives the preserves a subtle almond flavor, and eliminates an arduous task. Just remember to warn diners about the pits before they savor the preserve (or, if you prefer, pit the cherries). Spoon the preserves over ice cream for a winter dessert.


  • 4 cups (2 lb/1 kg) sugar
  • ¼ cup


Have ready hot, sterilized jars and their lids.

In a large nonreactive saucepan, combine the sugar and lemon juice. Add 2 cups (16 fl oz/