Recipe by Pepper
"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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pitted, chopped fresh cherries
unsweetened apple juice
2 (2 ounce) packages
powdered fruit pectin
half pint canning jars with lids and rings
I love cherry season. I used bing cherries and the jam was so good. I cut the cherries in half, removed the seeds then cut the halves again. I wanted the cherry pieces large enough to see. Oh, by the way, do as I didn't and wear gloves to pit the cherries, I do believe my finges will forever be stained with the cherries, but it's cherries, and well worth the red fingers. I have a large canning funnel which I use when putting the food into jars to help keep the rims of the jars clean, which is very important, as Pepper stated. The jam was excellent; the flavor is very definitely cherry and the color is beautiful.
I used the fresh picked cherries we had just brought back from B.C. and this recipe totally didn't work for me. It's more a syrup than a jam and while it tastes great on pancakes, is not what I was hoping for in a jam recipe.
This is an easy & delicious cherry jam recipe. At first, I was turned off by the "sweet" description, but I couldn't seem to find a better recipe online. I finally made this one, and I'm glad I did.
I cut the sugar to 2 cups instead of 3 cups. It made the jam tart and perfect. I used 1.5 packages of pectin instead of 2 because I don't like my jam to be really firm like store-bought jellies. I think 1.5 was still too much, and next time I'll just do 1 packet. Because I cut out 1 cup of sugar, I only got 1 pint of jam. I kind of want to make more now.
The jam was easy, and I loved the simple ingredients. Thanks for the great recipe!
This jam was incredibly easy. I followed the instructions--they were very precise which was a relief for me......I'm not a canning rockstar. This jam was not only beautiful in the jar, it was delicious. One of the best jams I've made yet. It's like summer in a jar.
Delightfully Delicious! Very impressed when compared to the jam recipe that came with the pectin box! Yum
Being a born and raised Calgarian, cherries from a tree are something that is bought, not grown. What I do have are two bushes of Nanking cherries, those teeny little red berries that are more pit than fruit, but oh so tasty. So I picked my Naking bushes clean... And got me about a whole cup once pitted... I went to the farmers market and made up the difference with some BC cherries and the results were fabulous! I probably didn't even need to go through the process of canning the jam since we're consuming it faster than a Cullen can run ;)
excellent recipe...easy, used low sugar pectin instead and everyone loved it!!!
Tasted wonderful! This was my first time making jam ever so I was really worried that it wouldn't turn out. I added pineapple juice instead of the apple juice because that was all I had, but it had great flavor!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
BC Cherry Jam
Serving Size: 1/40 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 40
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 67
** Calories from Fat: < 1
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