Cherry Jam Recipe - Food Fanatic

Cherry Jam Recipe

    80 Servings


  • 3 cups Fresh Cherries, red
  • 2 cups Red Currants
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 cup Kirsch Brandy
  • 1 3/4 ounces Powdered Pectin, (one package)
  • 4 cups Granulated Sugar


  1. In a large sauce pan, combine the cherries, currants, lemon juice, and kirsch. Crush the fruit and then bring the mixture to a boil.
  2. Prepare your canning supplies. Bring the temperature of the glass jars up by processing them in hot water for several minutes, and heat a few cups of water in a small saucepan for the lids. Stir in the pectin until dissolved. Bring back to a boil, and then add in the sugar all at once. Boil hard for a minute longer.
  3. Skim off any foam and ladle the hot jam into the hot jars, leaving 1/4″ headspace. Place the lids and bands on top, screwing on the bands just until fingertip-tight.
  4. Place the full jars back into the boiling water and process 10 minutes.
  5. Remove from the water and place the jars on a towel. Let the jars cool. The seals should suck down (you’ll hear a popping noise as they do).
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