The delicate flavor of vanilla compliments the sweetness of cherries in these yummy cherry preserves.
If you have citric acid on hand, you can substitute 1 teaspoon citric acid for the 1/4 cup lemon juice.
To make plain cherry preserves, just skip the vanilla bean. If you prefer, you can substitute 3/4 cup honey for the granulated sugar.
Keywords: cherries, sweet cherries, preserves, summer fruits, canning recipes