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eyeguy 54

Choke Cherry Time

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the first batch I made a couple weeks ago was kinda week so tried a different recipe. this one rocks !

8 quart pan. 8 half pint jars lids and caps ready

3 1/2 juice

1/2 cup lemon juice

1 T butter... reduces foam

1 box regular sure gel.

mix up bring this to a boil

dump in 6 cups sugar and bring back to a rolling boil  

boil 2 minutes ! then take off heat  (I reduce the burner heat to about medhigh)

add 1/4 tsp almond extract and give a quick stir. 

ladle into jars and screw lids on.

tip upside down for about 2 minutes, I wear gloves for this... lol then flip back over and wait for the pop of the seal. 

let set up overnight

for syrup... 4-pint jars lids and covers ready

4 cup juice, 1/2 T butter, 1/2 pack regular sure gel, 1/4 cup lemon juice, then 4 cup sugar back to boil and then 1/8 tsp almond extract before ladle. 

follow same steps as for jelly.  if you like it thicker add a little corn starch and stir in when you decide to have it on pancakes or ice cream. 

I am about 1/2 done, break time ! ! lol  6 batches so far






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:grin: looks awesome!!!!!!!!! did the gal in your avatar help!!!!!!!!!:P:grin: jut nt use enough jelly to justify making it. ocassonal I get a jar or 2 from friends that gets me by. nuttin better then the homemade stuff when i do use it!!!!!

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17 minutes ago, eyeguy 54 said:

look at that gals arm closely


Don't get Smurfy all worked up....the little fella is hard at work.  Bet he doesn't even know AJ, anyway. ;)

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27 minutes ago, eyeguy 54 said:

look at that gals arm closely


stone cold steve Austin????????:P:grin:

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That's almost exactly the recipe I use. I really find the almond extract is that "it" factor for chokecherry syrup/jelly--great addition and makes for an awesome flavor. Berries got a ways to go up here yet... (I skip the suregel and make syrup for ice cream, pancakes, and mixed drinks--a T of syrup, 7up, and Vodka over ice ain't bad ;)

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