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                        GREEK SOUR CHERRY PRESERVES
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Condiments                       Ethnic
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1       lb           Black cherries
    2       c            Sugar
      1/2   c            Water
                         Juice of half a lemon.
 
   This is called “ spoon sweets” in Greek and is served
   to visitors in a greek home by serving a spoonful of
   the preserve like sauce along with a glass of water.
   Serve over ice cream as a dessert.
   
   Pit cherries and place pits in a separate bowl. Layer
   cherries in saucepan with sugar. add water to the
   pits. Stir and drain and use this water to add to the
   cherries in saucepan. Let mixture stand for 1 hour.
   Then boil gently for 30 minutes, until syrup thickens.
   You may stir gently while cooking and skim off any
   scum that rises to the top. add the lemon juice at the
   end of the 30 minutes. Cool and  store covered
   refrigerated.
  
 
 
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