Sweet Cherry Preserves Recipe


Preparation Time4 Hr 0 MinCooking Time10 Min
Ready In4 Hr 10 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings6
VegetarianMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Sweet cherries2 1⁄2 Pound (ripe)
 Sugar5 Cup (80 tbs)
 Fresh lemon juice1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Fruit pectin3 Ounce (1/2 bottle)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 813 Calories from Fat 4

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.42 g0.65%

Saturated Fat 0.08 g0.39%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 28.5 mg1.2%

Total Carbohydrates 211 g70.3%

Dietary Fiber 5.2 g21%

Sugars 191.1 g

Protein 2 g4.2%

Vitamin A 2.5% Vitamin C 32.4%

Calcium 2.8% Iron 6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Steam and pit cherries.
Measure 5 cups (firmly packed without crushing) into a large saucepan.
Add sugar.
Let stand for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Then put over high heat and bring to a full rolling boil, stirring carefully.
Remove from heat and let stand for 3 to 4 hours.
Add lemon juice to fruit in saucepan.
Put over high heat, bring to a full rolling boil and boil hard for 2 minutes, stirring carefully.
Remove from heat and at once stir in pectin.
Skim off foam with metal spoon.
Then stir and skim for 8 to 10 minutes.
Ladle into hot sterilized jars and seal.