What is this about the cherries and the old gardener, Charles?
My lady, these cherries are a present from the old gardener to Miss Delacour.
Cherries also may be dried in the sun, first taking out all the stones.
Then pour the cherries into a bag, and strain and press out all the juice.
Add the cherries (stoned), and stew for a quarter of an hour.
Take the fruit out immediately and dry them; return them into the pan again, strewing the sugar between each layer of cherries.
Blackberries, peaches or plums may be used instead of cherries.
Plombiere of raspberries, currants or cherries is made in a similar manner.
Preserved peaches, apricots or cherries may be used instead of pineapples.
The fruit must be cut into small slices and the cherries in small dice.