A delicious taste of fresh cherries on your toast, sandwiches or dinner rolls - all year long!
Jams and Jellies
Servings: 80 1 tablespoon servings
Calories: 42 kcal
fully ripe red sweet cherries
you'll need 2 cups pitted and chopped cherries
fresh lemon juice
measured into separate bowl
SURE-JELL Fruit Pectin (1.75-ounces)
see notes above in post
Start with clean dry plastic containers or glass jars.
Stem and pit cherries. I love using this cherry pitter. Coarsely chop fruit with a sharp knife or chopper. You can also give a few pulses in the food processor - not too many though, you want chunks of fruit in your jam. Measure exactly 2 cups of cherries into large microwave-safe bowl. Stir in lemon juice and sugar. Let stand 10 min., stirring occasionally.
Place bowl in microwave and cook on high power for 3 minutes. Remove and stir. Most of the sugar should be dissolved. Taste the jam. If it still has a grainy texture, return to microwave for another minute or two.
Combine water and pectin in small saucepan and stir till pectin is dissolved. Bring to boil on high heat, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add to fruit mixture; stir 3 minutes.
Fill prepared containers immediately to within 1/2 inch of tops. Wipe off top edges of containers and cover with lids right away. Let stand at room temperature 24 hours. Jam is now ready to use. Refrigerate up to 3 weeks or freeze extra containers up to one year. Thaw in refrigerator before using.
This recipe makes 5 cups of jam.
Sweet Cherry Freezer Jam
Amount Per Serving (1 tablespoon)
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Vitamin A 0IU0%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.