Yesterday I told you about the cherry challenge issued by the folks at OXO and North West Cherry Growers. And part of the bounty of cherries they sent me went toward creating some brandied cherries. The next recipe I had planned was for one of my favorite treats. Every single day I look forward to my afternoon snack of Greek yogurt with a dollop of sweet cherry preserves. So, why not make my own?
2 Cups cherries, pitted and sliced in half if large
1/2 Cup sugar
1/2 Cup water
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
Zest of half a lemon
Pinch of salt
Check out all the folks participating in the 10 lb. Cherry Challenge: