Fresh Cherry Preserves

Take advantage of summer's cherry supply with this simple cherry preserves recipe.


Makes 2 cups

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Nutritional Information

Calories 153
Caloriesfromfat 4 %
Protein 0.9 g
Fat 0.7 g
Satfat 0.2 g
Carbohydrate 38 g
Fiber 1.2 g
Sodium 0.6 mg
Cholesterol 0.0 mg


1 1/2 pounds fresh cherries, rinsed, pitted, and halved or very coarsely chopped
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon almond extract


1. In a 3- to 4-quart pan, combine cherries, sugar, and lemon juice. Stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved and cherries are juicy, about 10 minutes. Adjust heat to maintain a low simmer and stir occasionally until mixture has thickened, about 40 minutes.

2. Stir in almond extract and pour preserves into a bowl. Chill, uncovered, until cold, about 4 hours. Cover and chill for up to 3 weeks.

Nutritional analysis per 1/4 cup.