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To Conserue cherries, Damesins Or wheat plummes All The Yeere In The Sirrop.

This is an excerpt from The Second part of the good Hus-wiues Iewell
(England, 1597)
The original source can be found at the University of Michigan's "Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse"

To conserue cherries, Damesins or wheat plummes all the yeere in the sirrop.. FIrst take faire water, so much as you shall think meete and one pound of suger, and put them both into a faire bason, and set the same ouer a soft fire, till the suger be melted, then put the reto one pound and an halfe of chirries, or Damsins, and let them boile till they breake, then couer them close til they be colde, then put them in your gally pottes, and so keep them: this wise kéeping proportion in weight of Suger and fruite, you may conserue as much as you list putting therto Sinamon and cloues, as is aforesaid.


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