BC Cherry Jam

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When fresh cherries are in season, we preserve them to enjoy all year. This jam is sweet and can be also made as a light version with sugar-free pectin and Splenda®.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
Servings:
40
Yield:
4 half pints

Ingredients

  • 3 cups pitted, chopped fresh cherries

  • ½ cup unsweetened apple juice

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

  • 2 (2 ounce) packages powdered fruit pectin

  • 3 cups white sugar

  • 4 half pint canning jars with lids and rings

Directions

  1. Place cherries, apple juice, lemon juice, and pectin into a large saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil, and mix in the sugar. Cook the jam at a rolling boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and skim off any foam.

  2. Sterilize the jars and lids in boiling water for at least 5 minutes. Pack the cherry jam into the hot, sterilized jars, filling the jars to within 1/4 inch of the top. Run a knife or a thin spatula around the insides of the jars after they have been filled to remove any air bubbles. Wipe the rims of the jars with a moist paper towel to remove any food residue. Top with lids, and screw on rings.

  3. Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then carefully lower the jars into the pot using a holder. Leave a 2 inch space between the jars. Pour in more boiling water if necessary until the water level is at least 1 inch above the tops of the jars. Bring the water to a full boil, cover the pot, and process for 15 minutes, or the time as recommended by your county Extension agent.

  4. Remove the jars from the stockpot and place onto a cloth-covered or wood surface, several inches apart, until cool. Once cool, press the top of each lid with a finger, ensuring that the seal is tight (lid does not move up or down at all). Store in a cool, dark area.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

67 Calories
0g Fat
17g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 40
Calories 67
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 2mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 29mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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