Homemade Cherry Jam

Making jam is something that’s easy enough to do but that nobody bothers with- it’s so delicious that everybody should do it! This Homemade Cherry Jam is gorgeous with anything you want to put it with- enjoy!


800g fresh Cherries

420g jam sugar (with added pectin)

400g granulated sugar

120ml - 140ml freshly squeezed lemon juice (depending on how tart you like your jam)

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- Start by washing and pitting your cherries, then put the fleshy parts into a bowl and set to one side.

- Take 200g of granulated sugar and around a third of the cherries and add them to the maslin/jam pan.

- Over a low heat, use a potato masher to gently squash the cherries whilst they are heating.

- Allow the cherries and the sugar to start to bubbling and then leave to simmer very gently for a further 5-6 minutes.                                                                                               This will create a syrupy juice which in turn allows the rest of the fruit to macerate and boil in.

- Add the rest of the cherries, jam sugar, granulated sugar and lemon juice and stir well.

- Use the potato masher to crush the cherries again if necessary.

- Leave the fruit to simmer for around 30 minutes allowing it to macerate with the sugars.

- Remove the pan from heat and leave to cool slightly before transferring it into your sterilized jam jar(s)

- Chill jam in the fridge and serve cool on fresh bread or scones.

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  • Wice says
    Current price of cherries at my supermarket - $22.95 a kg! Yummy as it sounds, I think this one might not feature on my pantry shelf.
  • jsqueak says
    Love cherries though what a treat this would be!
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