Sour Cherry Jam

Sour Cherry Jam

  • 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.


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


  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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