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Brandied Cherries


Easy brandied cherries, home canned, shared on our forum.


  • 6 lbs. dark, sweet cherries
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 c. water
  • 1/4 c. lemon juice
  • 1 1/4 c. brandy


Wash and pit cherries. Combine sugar, water, and lemon juice in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to a simmer. Add cherries and simmer for 5 minutes.. Remove from heat; stir in brandy. Pack hot cherries into hot sterilized jars, leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Ladle the hot syrup over cherries, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Adjust rings and seals. Process for 10 minutes in a boiling-water bath.
Makes about 6 pints of brandied cherries.

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