Sweet Cherry Pickles

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    Sweet Cherry Pickles

    Ingredients

    • 2lb sweet cherries (whole, stemmed, unpitted)
    • 3 cups white or cider vinegar
    • 3 cups sugar
    • 2 cups water
    • 3 teaspoons whole cloves
    • 2 teaspoons whole allspice berries
    • 6 sticks cinnamon

    Directions

    Step 1
    Place all ingredients except cherries into a saucepan, and bring to low simmer. (Your kitchen will spell pretty dreamy at this point).
    Step 2
    Stir occasionally and simmer for 20 minutes, then remove from heat.
    Step 3
    Using gentle pressure, fill 5 pint jars with fresh whole, unpitted cherries and shake with hand as a cover to move the cherries further down in the jar.
    Step 4
    Pour heated solution over cherries using strainer and leave about half inch of air space in the jar. Add lid, seal and process in hot water bath for 15 minutes.
    Step 5
    Let them sit in the pantry for a couple weeks to reach full flavor, then refrigerate after opening.