Friday, July 9, 2010

When Life Hands You Cherries

... make cherry jam!

I used this recipe from
2 1/2 cups finely chopped or ground sour
2 cups red raspberries
5 cups sugar
1 (1.75 ounce) package powdered fruit

In a large kettle, combine cherries and raspberries; stir in sugar. Bring to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly. Add pectin; return to a full rolling boil. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; skim off foam. Pour hot jam into hot jars, leaving 1/4-in. headspace. Adjust caps. Process for 10 minutes in a boiling-water bath.

If, like me, you're using sweet cherries, you may want to cut down on the sugar. My cherry jam turned out delicious, but intensely sweet.

Tip: This homemade jam is a real hit at brunch parties. It makes you seem pretty legit.

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