Sour cherries, sugar and pectin are briefly cooked to make ruby-red jars of homemade jam. You'll never buy store-bought jam again!
What do I need ?
Original recipe yields 96 Servings
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4 cups prepared cherries (buy about 3 lb./1.4 kg sour cherries)
1 box Certo Pectin Crystals
4-1/2 cups granulated sugar
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How do I make it ?
Stem, pit and finely chop cherries. Measure exactly 4 cups prepared cherries into large saucepan. Add pectin crystals; mix well.
Bring to boil on high heat. Stir in sugar. Return to boil; cook 1 min. Remove from heat. Stir and skim 5 min. to prevent fruit from floating to surface.
Pour into warm sterilized jars, filling up to 1/4 inch from rims. Cover with lids. Let stand at room temperature 24 hours or until set.
Kraft Kitchen Tips!
Stir 1/4 tsp. almond extract into cherry mixture before pouring into prepared jars.
How to Make Sweet Cherry Jam
Prepare jam as directed, using sweet cherries, adding 1/4 cup lemon juice to the prepared cherries, and increasing the sugar to 5 cups.
How to Accurately Measure the Sugar
To ensure accuracy of the sugar measure when preparing jams, use a dry measuring cup to measure the sugar, then place all the measured sugar in a separate bowl before adding it to the fruit mixture in saucepan.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value
Total fat 0 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 0 mg
Total carbohydrate 11 g
Dietary fibre 0 g
Sugars 10 g
Protein 0.1 g
6 (1-cup/250-mL) jars or 96 servings, 1 Tbsp. (15 mL) each
Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.