Over-the-Top Cherry Jam Recipe
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Over-the-Top Cherry Jam Recipe

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We live in Door County, an area known for its wonderful tart cherries. This beautiful sweet jam makes lovely gifts.—Karen Haen, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Process: 5 min.
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Process: 5 min.
MAKES: 48 servings

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 pounds fresh tart cherries, pitted
  • 1 package (1-3/4 ounces) powdered fruit pectin
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter
  • 4-3/4 cups sugar

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons equals 89 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 1 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.

Directions

  1. In a food processor, cover and process cherries in batches until finely chopped. Transfer to a Dutch oven; stir in pectin and butter. Bring to a full rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Stir in sugar; return to a full rolling boil. Boil and stir 1 minute.
  2. Remove from heat; skim off foam. Ladle hot mixture into six hot sterilized half-pint jars, leaving 1/4-in. headspace. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace, if necessary, by adding hot mixture. Wipe rims. Center lids on jars; screw on bands until fingertip tight.
  3. Place jars into canner with simmering water, ensuring that they are completely covered with water. Bring to a boil; process for 5 minutes. Remove jars and cool. Yield: 6 half-pints.
Editor's Note: The processing time listed is for altitudes of 1,000 feet or less. Add 1 minute to the processing time for each 1,000 feet of additional altitude.
Originally published as Over-the-Top Cherry Jam in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2010, p210

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons equals 89 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 1 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.

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Reviewed Jul. 20, 2014

How much thyme do I add, don't see it in the list of ingredients.

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Reviewed Jul. 20, 2014

This looks awesome. Anyone know where to get tart cherries in Las Vegas, NV? Always wanted to make Cherry Jam.

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Reviewed Jul. 9, 2014

This is sooo good. I made it twice. The first time it thickened up perfectly. The second time I made a double batch to share with family & friends, it stayed on the thin side..but it's still delicious. My husband uses it on his pancakes. He just loves it.

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Reviewed Aug. 6, 2013

i have not made this recipe but want to inform you that there is a pectin that jells with any amount of sugar or sweetener. It's called Pomona's Universal Pectin. Costs about $5 per box & makes 22 1/2 pint jars.

I buy it at my local food coop or try pomonapectin.com

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Reviewed Jul. 31, 2013

Well first let me start by saying that I DID make the recipe. It IS 5 stars delicious. I also eat organic and healthy which is why I made it with the cherries from my own tree.  Thank you Karen, for submitting the recipe and having it published. I'm from south of Green Bay; you live in a beautiful part of our State! And your recipe is a winner!!

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