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Cherry Jam


Recipe Info

  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 25m
  • Ready In : 35m

Deliciously Sweet Cherry jam.


  • 1 kg cherries, pitted and chopped
  • 500g sugar
  • juice of 1 lemon


Step 1

Wash and pit all the cherries and cut in half three quarters of them, leaving the other quarter whole.

Step 2

Put in a preserving pan (or large deep pan) along with the lemon juice and set over a low heat.

Step 3

Use a potato masher to lightly crush the cherries and simmer gently until cooked, about 7 minutes.

Step 4

Add the sugar and heat through on very low heat until all the sugar has dissolved. Bring to a rolling boil and time for 10 minutes.

Step 5

Remove from the heat and drizzle a few drops of jam onto a chilled saucer. Place saucer into fridge for a minute and then run your finger through the jam, it's ready if it forms a crinkle and is tacky. If not quite ready boil for another couple of minutes at a time and re-test.

Step 6

Once ready ladle into hot jars and place lids on immediately. Makes 1.5 standard jars (600mls).

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