Vanilla Infused Cherries Recipe
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Whole vanilla beans give these delectable cherries a delightful vanilla flavor. Top off these canned cherries with homemade honey syrup for a burst of sweetness.
Photo by Shaye Elliot
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“Welcome to the Farm” by Shaye Elliot is a comprehensive guide for all readers wanting to grow their own food and live a homestead life from their backyard.
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1 quart jar
- Roughly 2 pounds of cherries per quart jar
- Whole vanilla beans
- Honey syrup
- Pit the cherries, if desired. Sometimes I'm feeling awesome and pit them all. Sometimes, I just throw them into the jars as is and deal with the pits while I'm eating or cooking with them later on. Up to you! A $20 pitter will be worth its weight in gold, though, should you decide to pit them all.
- To the bottom of a sterilized, warm, glass canning jar, add a quarter of a vanilla bean. Then, stuff the rest of the jar with cherries!
- Top off each quart jar with honey syrup, leaving 1/2 inch headspace.
- Add a lid and band to each jar.
- Process in a water canner for 25 minutes. Remove and allow the jars to sit on the counter overnight to cool and seal before transferring to storage.
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More from Welcome to the Farm:
- Butchering Basics
- Harvesting Honey
- Homemade Beeswax Candles
- Honey Meringues Recipe
- Seed Starting Basics
- The Right Seeds for Your GardenExcerpted with permission from Welcome to the Farm, by Shaye Elliot. Published by Lyons Press, © 2017.