Bottled, Dried & Candied Fruit

Honey Preserved Cherries


  • 900g/ 6 cups of cherries
  • 950ml/ 32 us fl oz water
  • 500g/1 ½ cup honey
  • Vanilla pods cut into 2.5 cm/ 1 inch pieces


Sterilise your Kilner® jars.

Wash and pit your cherries, over a large bowl to capture any juices.

Put the water and honey in a Kilner® Preserving pan and stir whilst bringing to the boil to dissolve the honey.

Spoon the cherries into warm, sterilised Kilner® jars up to 2 cm/ ¾ inch below the rim.

Add a piece of vanilla pod into each jar.

Pour the honey syrup into each of the Kilner® jars. up to 1cm/ ½ inch below the top.

Wipe the rim of the jars clean and seal tightly.

Process your Kilner® jars click here to find out how.

Your finished Kilner® jars will keep for 3 months in a cool, dry cupboard.

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