Thursday, July 16, 2015

Sweet Cherry Syrup in Weck Jars

cherry syrup
Cherries were on sale for $1.99/lb so I decided to make the cherry syrup we enjoy on ice cream.   I like to process them in Weck jars which are sealed with a rubber ring when processed in a hot water bath. 

Weck Jars
I tweaked a few recipes until I came up with this version:
Cherry Syrup 
1 quart Bing or Rainier cherries
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 cup Chambord
1/4 cup lemon juice
4 1/2 cups sugar
1 box Sure-jell
Wash jars, lids and rubber seals in warm soapy water.  Add the rubber seal to the bottom of the glass lid and put in a small pan of simmering water until ready to use.  Heat water to a simmering boil and have ready to pour over jars in hot water bath.

Weck Lids DSC_4657

Add all ingredients except sugar in a large pot.   Stirring constantly, bring to a boil and then add sugar.  Bring back to a full boil and stir constantly for 2 minutes.   

Bing Cherry Jam   
Remove from heat and skim off foam then ladle into Weck jars.  Wipe rims well.  

DSC_4687 Cherry Syrup in Weck Jars
Put the hot lids and seals on top of the jar and hold with Weck clips placed directly across from each other on the jar.  Put the jars in a large pan sitting on a rack or a clean dish cloth.  Add the hot water and simmer for 10 minutes. 

Cherries Weck Jars Processing Weck Jars

Remove the jars from the water bath and let cool completely before removing the clips.   The jars will be sealed and when ready to use, you simply pull the tab and the suction will release. 


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