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Quick Homemade Cherry Jam

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Cherry jam can be a gift to your kitchen! Get cherries while they last and are in season! Don’t miss out! This snack from American cuisine can be a favorite among kids.
  Pitted chopped sweet cherries 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Lemon juice 4 Tablespoon
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Pectin 49 Gram (1 Package)
  Granulated sugar 5 Cup (80 tbs)

Prepare your jars and get them hot.
Place the chopped cherries in a heavy pot.
Whisk in the lemon juice, water and pectin.
Mix well.
Bring to a boil, over high heat, constantly stirring.
Add the sugar all at once and bring back to a rolling boil.
Stir jam constantly for one minute.
Turn off heat.
Remove foam from the top of your jam. Bottle and process as per jar instructions.
Dress up jar with a pretty label and a checkered piece of cloth over the lid. Give out as a gift or simply enjoy it yourself!

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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Vegan, Vegetarian
Fruit Dessert
Everyday, Kids
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Sometimes you end up buying fruits and vegetables in bulk just because they are cheap but in fact you don’t need them. And then you don’t even wish to waste them. For such buyers, we have a quick recipe video. This video is for cherry jam but you can use it as a base for other fruit jams with little variations.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4185 Calories from Fat 8

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.94 g1.4%

Saturated Fat 0.18 g0.89%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 0.6 mg0.03%

Total Carbohydrates 1081 g360.3%

Dietary Fiber 11.1 g44.4%

Sugars 1060.5 g

Protein 5 g10.4%

Vitamin A 6.2% Vitamin C 100.6%

Calcium 7.5% Iron 10%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


ecira's picture
You did 2 thing wrong, first, you never wiped the rim of your jar off, a no no if you want it to seal properly and secondly, you touched the inside of the lid you were placing on that jar. A good way for bacteria to grow.
Samina.Tapia's picture
Hi Ecira, both points you have discussed are definitely worth nothing when canning and preserving. However, if the jam is to be placed in the refrigerator, then would it matter? I always store my jam bottles in the refrigerator and we often used the jam straight out of the bottle using a jam knife. I wipe the jar rim before i close it and return it to the fridge. It has never spoiled.
Quick Homemade Cherry Jam Recipe Video