Thursday, July 17, 2014

Cherries

Last summer, one of Ed's former co-workers invited us to pick cherries from her cherry tree, so we did. We filled three buckets with sour cherries.




We made and canned some cherry pie filling. It tasted great, and the consistency was just like you'd get from the store. We used Mrs. Wages Fruit Pie Filling Mix. It yielded three quarts, but we canned them in pint jars instead of quart jars. We made two pies and a cobbler with them.



We also used our dehydrator and added the dehydrated cherries to cereal and homemade granola bars. I think we may have let them go a little too long in the dehydrator, so next time we'll have to keep an eye on them a bit more. They were too dry, but they still tasted good.




We froze what was left after canning and dehydrating. Thanks for letting us pick cherries, Becky!

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