Microwave cherry preserves

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
3 cups Pitted red cherries
1 cup Water
2 teaspoons Lemon juice
3 cups Sugar
¼ cup Powdered pectin
½ teaspoon Almond extract

Combine cherries, water, lemon juice and pectin in a 3-quart, microwave safe bowl. Cover with plastic wrap or waxed paper and bring to a boil in the microwave oven on high setting (about 8 minutes). Remove from the oven and stir in remaining ingredients.

Cover; place in the microwave oven; and return to a boil on high setting (about 6 minutes). Stir and return to microwave, uncovered.

Cook 3 minutes. Stir and return to microwave oven, uncovered. Cook 3 minutes or until preserves sheet from spoon. Remove from oven; skim foam if necessary. Pour hot into hot jars, leaving ¼ inch head space. Adjust caps. Process 10 minutes in boiling water bath. Do not attempt to process in microwave oven. Yield: about 3 half pints.

From: Ball Blue Book Shared By: Pat Stockett

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