Sour Cherry Jam

Sweet cherries contain more pectin than sweet cherries, but will turn out best when made with additional pectin.

  • 1 -1/3 cups cherries
  • 1 -1/3 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 Tablespoon Ball® RealFruit™ Classic Pectin
  • ½ pint (8 oz) glass jars
Sour Cherry Jam

Sour cherry jam.

  1. Remove stems and pits, smash or cut sour cherries into smaller pieces.
  2. Combine sour cherries with Ball® RealFruit™ Classic Pectin. Add ¼ tsp butter or margarine to prevent foaming (optional). Bring mixture to a full rolling boil, stirring continuously.
  3. Add sugar and stir to dissolve. Bring mixture to a full boil and boil for 1 minute, stirring continuously. Remove from heat and skim foam, if any.
  4. Fill jam into glass jars and process for 10 minutes in a water bath canner.
  5. Remove jars and let stand for 12 hours.

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