Cherry conserve

Yield: 5 1/2 pints

Measure Ingredient
5 pounds Bing cherries
1 \N Orange
\N \N Juice of 1 lemon
4 cups Sugar (2 lbs.)
1 cup Chopped almonds or pecans
1 cup Seedless raisins

Wash and pit cherries; wash, thinly slice and seed the orange. Put cherries and orange slices into a preserving kettle and add the lemon juice and sugar. Cook the mixture, uncovered, about 45 minutes, stirring frequently until it is thick and transparent. Remove from the stove. Skim off the foam with a metal spoon; then add the nuts and the raisins and cook another 10 minutes. Ladle into hot, sterilized jars and seal immediately.

Submitted by John Hartman Indianapolis, IN 1996

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