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Cherry Preserves (VRP 001)

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Cherry Preserves

Cherry Preserves

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Front of the recipe card for Cherry Preserves.

Newspaper clipping with the Cherry Preserves recipe.

There is not a notation of the publication nor the published date.

Based on the information I found on Ancestry.com it is assumed that the recipe was published between 1923 – 1965 (the time when she became Mrs. Dague between when she passed away).

There is a notation at the end that the recipe is from Mrs. Clara E. Dague of Decatur, Indiana. Using Ancestry.com I was able to find the following out about Mrs. Dague.

  • Her full name is Clara Edith SPUHLER Dague
  • She was born in 1888 in Missouri to Frederick SPUHLER and Carline L. GEPHART
  • She died in 1965 in Indiana, where she is buried
  • She married Thomas Jefferson DAGUE after 1923, when his first wife passed away

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Cherry Preserves

Cherry Preserves

Ingredients

  • 3 quarts cherries
  • 6 cups sugar
  • 2 cups light corn syrup

Instructions

  1. Wash, pit, grind, and measure 8 cups cherries using medium blade for grinding
  2. Combine cherries, sugar, and corn syrup in preserving kettle
  3. Blend thoroughly
  4. Place on medium heat and bring to a boil, stirring constantly
  5. Boil gently for 30 minutes or until mixture is thick
  6. Remove from heat
  7. Skim if necessary
  8. Pour into hot, sterilized half-pint jars
  9. Seal at once
  10. If jelly glasses are used, paraffin at once
  11. When cold, adjust closures

Cherry Preserves

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