Cherry Rum Preserves
4 pounds dark sweet cherries
1 pound granulated sugar
3/4 cup dark rum
Prepare six 8-ounce jars.
Wash, stem and pit cherries.
In heavy saucepan, combine cherries and sugar and cook over low heat for 1 1/2
hours. Watch carefully and stir often. Remove from heat; let cool 5 minutes and
stir in rum. Pack cherries into prepared jars. Cover and seal. Process in
boiling water bath 10 minutes.
Store in cool dark place for 1 month before using.