Homemade Cherry Jam

June 28, 2022

This Homemade Cherry Jam recipe will be indispensable for breakfast and brunch for those who enjoy sweet and sour flavors.

If you haven't tried making jam at home before, try this recipe. You only need three ingredients: fresh cherries, sugar, and lemon. This healthy and delicious cherry jam without added pectin makes it fun to make jam at home. The perfect balance of sourness from cherry and lemon and sweetness from sugar is in this summer jam! Instead of buying ready-made jam, cook this pectin-free jam at home.

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Taste Score: %82
Difficulty Medium
Servings 4-6 people
Preparation 30 mins
Cooking 60 mins
Total 90 mins

Tips

  • Use fresh, pitted cherries. Separate the discolored or crushed cherries.
  • You can also use frozen or canned cherries instead of fresh cherries. If using frozen cherries, thaw them in the refrigerator overnight. Note that canned cherries contain high amounts of sugar.
  • You can use a pit extractor or a straw to remove the seeds from the cherries.
  • Add lemon juice to increase the acidity of the jam. Fresh lemon juice balances the sweetness of the cherries and sugar. In addition, thanks to its high pectin content, it provides the hardening of the jam.
  • Adjust the amount of sugar correctly. Use a measuring cup for this. Add sugar according to the sweetness of the fruit.
  • Use a large pot. Avoid aluminum, copper, or iron pans. This can react with the acid in the fruit and the metal in the pot, giving the jam a metallic flavor.
  • Use a wooden spoon to mix the jam. The metal spoon reacts with the fruit acid, giving it a metallic taste.
  • Sterilize jars properly. Thoroughly wash and rinse the jars and lids before putting in the jam.
  • Be careful not to overcook the jam. Adjust the cooking time according to the amount of jam, pot size, or temperature. If the jam is overcooked, the pectin content will decrease and the jam will not thicken.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. After removing the stems of the cherry, wash thoroughly.
  2. Remove the pits with the help of a toothpick.
  3. Place the cherries in a saucepan with a layer of fruit and a layer of sugar, then close the lid. Leave for one night.
  4. After waiting, take the saucepan to the stove and bring to boil over low heat.
  5. When the consistency of the jam starts to thicken, add lemon juice and lemon salt to it. Mix it without mashing.
  6. After boiling for another 5 minutes, turn down the stove.
  7. To sterilize the jars of jam, rinse and dry them. Then place it upright for 10 minutes in an oven at 100 °C (200 °F) without the lid.
  8. Put the hot jam in sterilized jars.
  9. Cover each jar and carefully place it in a large bowl of boiling water to canning the jam. Soak the jars in the water bath for about 20 minutes.
  10. Then store it in a dark and cool place.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Cherry Jam
Serves 4-6
Amount Per Serving
Calories855
% Daily Value*
Sodium 8 mg0.3%
Potassium 364 mg7.7%
Protein 2.1 g4.2%
Total Fat 0.6 g0.8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

How To Pit Cherries?

There are many ways to pit cherries. The most practical method for this is the core extraction apparatus. If you don't have a pitting tool, though, you can also use a straw or bottle. Remove the stems of the cherries. Press the straw from the side you removed the stems from and remove the pits. To remove the seeds with the glass bottle, place the cherry upside down in the mouth of the glass bottle. Press the cherry against the bottle. You can also cut the cherry in half and remove the seeds.

How To Serve Cherry Jam?

Cherry jam goes well with sweet and savory recipes. With its sweet-sour taste, it can be used in many recipes, from meat dishes to desserts. Glaze meats such as meatballs, chicken, turkey, or duck with cherry jam. Make fruity yogurt or ice cream with this homemade jam. Serve with toast or french toast for breakfast. Use this jam to make cheesecakes, macarons, or donuts. Make it with this jam in the classic linzer cookie recipe. Serve with crackers and cheese as an appetizer or sauce.

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How To Store Cherry Jam?

After the homemade cherry jam has cooled, you can store it at room temperature or in the refrigerator. Sterilize the jars to store the jam. Then put the jam in the jar and close the lid. After the jam has completely cooled, store it in a dark and cool place.

Recipe byPetite Gourmets

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