Sour Cherry Jam

Sour Cherry Jam

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  • Prep: 12 hr 25 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total: 12 hr 45 min
  • Serving:

Sour Cherry Jam tastes like a summer's day when spread on breakfast toast.

Ingredients

  • 5 cups fresh sour cherries, pitted
  • 5 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Directions

  1. Heat cherries slowly in covered saucepan until skins soften slightly. Add sugar and lemon juice, mixing well. Cook briskly for 15 minutes or to 218 degrees F on thermometer. Chill in refrigerator overnight.
  2. Bring jam to a boil. Boil for 1 minute. Pour into hot sterilized jars leaving 1/2 inch headspace; seal. Process in boiling water bath for 5 minutes. Yields 4 to 5 8 ounce jars.

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