Not only did we get this wonderful recipe from our friends. They invited us over to help pick their cherries. You pick, you keep. Yes! Washed, pitted and stuffed in a jar, we are on our way to BRANDIED CHERRIES. Pour these over ice cream or cheesecake. Simply sip on the cherry infused brandy after dinner while snacking on the cherries themselves. Yum!
What you need:
Half pint jars
Pot for water bath
I throw my half-pint jars and lids in the dishwasher to sanitize them. While washing away, pit your cherries. Use a straw to poke the top of the cherry and gently squeeze the pit out. (tip from my girlfriend)
Remove jars from dishwasher. Do not let them cool.
Fill hot canning jars with cherries. Leaving 1/2” headspace.
Add 1/2 teaspoon raw sugar.
Add brandy. Still leaving 1/2” headspace.
Put on lids & rings
Process in boiling water bath for 10 minutes.