Canning/Freezing Cherries

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It is the time of year that Cherry trees are blossoming and bearing their fruit!

Oh yum. My favorite thing to do is just eat the cherries straight off the tree, but come January when I want cherries that isn’t an option.

The next best thing? Freezing them!

1. You have to pit the cherries. Here I’m cutting the seeds out with a knife, but later we decided it was easier to squeeze the pit out in your hand over the bowl you’ll put the cherries in, that way that bowl collects the cherry juice also!

2. Once all cherries are pitted, toss the pits {or plant to start more trees, hey it could work!}. Then place your cherries in a single layer on a cookie sheet to freeze them. That way they don’t freeze together in a clump.

3. Now stick them in the freezer for 3-4 hours or up to overnight.

The cherry juice, put it in ice cube trays to freeze. That way you have cherry juice to add to your pies when you make them!

Once cherries have frozen, place in gallon freezer zip lock baggie and name/date the baggie, and you’re set for those cold winter nights when you really feel like a Cherry pie!

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