2 qt. seeded sour cherries 1 c. hot water 1-1/2 lb. sugar
Drain off the superfluous juice from the cherries.
Add the hot water to the sugar in a preserving kettle, and allow the mixture to come to a boil.
Add the cherries and boil for 10 or 12 minutes. Have hot sterilized jelly glasses ready and fill with the hot preserves. Allow the preserves to cool, cover first with paraffin and then with metal or paper covers, and label.