Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
This is a very simple way to make preserves that can be used later as pie filling by just added some cornstarch or tapioca.
A simple sweet cherry preserve with bourbon.
Step-by-step tutorial on canning cherries. You won't believe how simple it is!