DIY – Cherry Jam
A great way to make your delicious Hale Groves Bing Cherries last a bit longer is to make your own cherry jam. This recipe is easy and rewarding and will make enough jam for you to store or share. Make a batch today!
- 3 cups Hale Groves Bing Cherries (pitted and chopped)
- ½ cup unsweetened apple juice
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 4 ounces of powdered fruit pectin
- 3 cups sugar
- 4 half-pint canning jars and metal lids with rings
- large canning pot with rack
- canning tongs
In a large saucepan with lid, combine cherries, apple juice, lemon juice, and fruit pectin. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Mix in sugar, stir, and boil for two minutes. Stir constantly while boiling. Remove from heat and remove any excess foam with a large spoon.
Sterilize canning jars and lids in a boiling water bath. Add the prepared jam into the hot, sterile jars. Wipe away any jam from the jar rims, and top with lids and rings.
Place rack in canning pot, fill halfway with water, and bring to a boil. Using canning tongs, place jars of jam into water. Add more water if needed to submerge the jars and bring to a boil for 15 minutes.
Remove jars using tongs and allow to cool. Store in a cool dark place and refrigerate after opening. Enjoy with toast, biscuits, or even on your favorite ice cream.