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Can choke cherries be used to make jelly?

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Choke cherries can be used to make a jelly. Prepare the juice by combining 3-1/2 pounds of cherries and 3 cups of water in a large kettle. Cover and bring to a boil. Cook 15 minutes. Let juice drain through a jelly bag. Follow a recipe for sour cherries that comes with a powdered fruit pectin product.

PREPARED BY: Angela M. Fraser, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Food Safety Specialist, and Carolyn J. Lackey, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.N., Professor/Food and Nutrition Specialist, North Carolina State University (August 2004)

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