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Recipe for homemade Cherry jam

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  • dixie May 15, 2007 02:18 PM
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Looking for a homemade recipe for cherry jam...yummy! My parents grow the cherries on their ranch and I would love to make them into some wonderful jam!

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  1. Sweet or sour cherries?

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    1. re: JudiAU


    2. If we're talking sweet cherries, here's my recipe. This makes a lot, so if you don't plan to can, cut it in half or quarters. It will keep in the fridge for several weeks.

      Bing Cherry Jam

      9 cups pitted cherries
      5 cups sugar
      1 package "low sugar" pectin
      Juice of one lemon

      Pulse the cherries (in several batches) in the food processor. I keep them a bit chunky.
      Mix the sugar, pectin, lemon juice and 1/2 cup water in a large pot. Heat almost to a simmer, then add the cherries. Cook, skimming off the foam, until it is the consistency you want. This usually takes only a few minutes after it reaches a boil.

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      1. re: Junie D

        Dixie: young lady what variety is your parents cherries?