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Many people are very fond of cherries, but do not know how to cook it better, or they want to try new recipes and pamper their relatives. Cooking jam or compote, of course, is possible, but in this way the structure changes greatly. If you want to preserve the structure and useful properties, prepare cherries with seeds in syrup for the winter.
The subtleties of cooking cherries in syrup with a bone for the winter
For longer and better storage, it is best to use glass jars with a metal seaming lid. To prevent the berries from bursting, when they are poured with boiling water, pierce them with a needle, toothpick or fork in two places. When the hostess pours syrup on the berries, they do not allow it to cool down, they pour it with boiling water.
The list of products is presented for the preparation of 1 liter of dessert:
- 500 grams of pitted cherries;
- 500 ml of water;
- 250 grams of sugar.
Requirements for main products
The main ingredient is cherry. It should be with a bone, not spoiled. It is best to take beautiful, large berries. They look good in a jar. Housewives often use them to decorate various desserts, and it is more pleasant to eat beautiful berries.
In addition, the berry should not be overripe so that it does not burst during cooking.
Container preparation rules
In order for the workpiece to be stored longer, it is necessary to properly prepare the jars into which the cherries will roll. To do this, they must first be thoroughly rinsed with detergent, and then sterilized. In addition, you need to check them for chips and cracks. Banks must be intact. There are different ways to sterilize cans:
- In the oven. Put the washed cans in the oven, preheated to 160 degrees, and heat until the drops of water dry.
- In the microwave. Pour some water into the jars, about 1 cm from the bottom, put them in the microwave for 5 minutes at maximum power. The water will boil and evaporate, sterilizing the jars.
- Over the pan. Pour water into a saucepan, bring to a boil, place a sieve on top. Place the cans upside down on it so that they are doused with steam. Keep them over the pan for 15 minutes.
How to make cherries in syrup at home
- Rinse the cherries in a colander, preferably hot water.
- Put the cherries in jars, filling them with about 2/3 of the volume.
- Pour boiling water over the berries to the top of the jar, cover them with a lid, but do not cork. Leave them in this state for 20 minutes.
- Drain the water from the cans into a saucepan, on its basis the syrup will be cooked.
- Add sugar to water and put pot on fire.
- Once the syrup has boiled, pour it into jars.
- Roll up the jars with lids and put them under the blanket until they cool completely.
How and how much can you store
The blanks are stored for several years if the conditions are correctly observed. Store cherries in syrup in a cool, dark place. If there is a garage with a pit or a basement at home, then this place is ideal for storing workpieces. It is best to keep the cans upright to prevent metal lids from corroding and syrup from leaking out of the cans. Once opened, cherries are stored for several days.
If stored in the refrigerator, the shelf life can be slightly extended.
Cherries with seeds in syrup are an excellent preparation option for the winter. Cherries can be used to garnish desserts, and the diluted syrup is a delicious drink for children and adults alike. The dessert retains its beneficial properties, berry structure and taste. In addition, this workpiece has an extremely simple recipe that does not require large expenditures, a lot of time and effort. It is ideal for those new to cooking.