Bing Cherries in Amaretto Juice - Syrup

Bing Cherries in Amaretto Juice - Syrup

Time: 40 mins


  • 3 -4 lbs bing cherries, stemmed and washed
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup Amaretto
  • 4 drops red food coloring
  • 3 cinnamon sticks, broken in half


  • 1 In large dutch oven pan add orange juice, pineapple juice, lemon juice and sugar. Heat on medium heat until sugar is dissolved and blended.
  • 2 Stir. Do not burn.
  • 3 Add food coloring and cinnamon sticks.
  • 4 Add cherries, and stir in.(Do not pit cherries)Keep their shape.Heat for 15 minutes on low heat, until cherries and juice is hot.
  • 5 Add Amaretto and stir until mixed.
  • 6 Heat clean canning jars in the oven in water, upside down. Heat the seals in a separate pan on the stove.
  • 7 Pack the jars with cherries, then add the juice. Put cinnamon sticks in the jars. Wipe the rim of the jar with a hot clean cloth and seal and band. Any leftover juice pack in another jar, clean, seal and band.
  • 8 Process in a hot water bath for 20 minutes.
  • 9 Take out and put on a toweled counter.
  • 10 Do not put in drafts.
  • 11 Remember to tell your guests there are pits in the cherries.
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