6 pounds dark, sweet cherries
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup water
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 cinnamon sticks
1 1/4 cups brandy
- Wash and pit the cherries. Combine the sugar, water, lemon juice, and cinnamon in a large saucepan.
- Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium low. Add the cherries and simmer for five minutes.
- Remove from the heat, remove the cinnamon sticks, and stir in the brandy.
- Transfer the cherries to a jar and refrigerate for up to two weeks.
Makes six pints.
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