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Cherry Jam


Cherry jam with pectin, shared on our forum.


  • 2 cups finely chopped pitted cherries
  • 4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon citric acid
  • 1 package powdered pectin
  • 3/4 cup water


Combine chopped cherries, sugar and critic acid. Let stand 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Combine pectin and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a rolling boil. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add pectin to fruit mixture; stir 3 minutes. Ladle jam into can or freezer jars, leaving 1/4" headspace. Adjust rings and seals. let stand at room temperature until set, up to 24 hours. Follow jar manufacturer's insert or pectin directions for the most up-to-date instructions for canning jams and jellies. Label and freeze.
Makes about 6 half-pint jars.

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