I recently became the proud owner of 40 pounds of cherries. I decided to try several recipes and methods of preserving them (including 4 pints of pickled cherries).
I hope you enjoy this recipe for pickled cherries. You can adjust the spices in the jar as you wish. I used a cinnamon stick, but peppercorns, whole cloves, or whole allspice would work also. You can also use white vinegar if you prefer. I used the apple cider vinegar for a sweeter, fruitier pickle. NOTE: You may choose whatever whole spices you like, but don't change the amount or strength of the vinegar. I also increased the pickling liquid by half so that I would have a little more which is how I ended up with 4 pints rather than 3.
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