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Cooked Chokecherry, Pincherry or Wild Cherry Jelly - CERTO Liquid

00:40:00 5-1/2 (1-cup/250-mL) jars or 88 servings, 1 Tbsp. (15 mL) each
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5-1/2 (1-cup/250-mL) jars or 88 servings, 1 Tbsp. (15 mL) each

Harvest fruit from the wild with our recipe for chokecherry, pincherry or wild cherries. A ruby red jelly with lots of flavour.

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  • Place pitted cherries in medium saucepan. Stir in water. Bring to boil, stirring occasionally; cover. Simmer on medium-low heat 15 min., stirring occasionally. Place prepared cherries in jelly bag; hang and let drip into bowl until dripping stops. Press bag gently to remove any remaining juices. Measure exactly 3 cups prepared juice into large saucepan. Add sugar; mix well.
  • Bring to full rolling boil on high heat; cook 1 min., stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Immediately stir in liquid pectin. Stir and skim foam for 5 min.
  • Pour immediately into warm sterilized jars, filling to within 1/4 inch of rims. Cover with lids. Let stand at room temperature 24 hours or until set.

Keeping it Safe

This recipe will yield 5 (1-cup/250-mL) jars of jelly plus a partially filled jar. Refrigerate the partially filled jar immediately and use within 3 weeks.


If necessary, add up to 1/2 cup water to squeezed juice to get the desired 3-cup measure.


The pincherry is a small tree, growing up to 12 metres in height and 25 centimetres in diameter. The fruit of the pincherry is bright red and is 6 to 8 millimetres across, and it ripens from late July to early September. They are edible but very sour, but makes excellent jellly.


The red or black fruit of the wild chokecherry (Prunus virginiana) is a familiar sight—during August and September. The fruit makes great jams or jellies.

How to Accurately Measure the Sugar

To ensure accuracy of the sugar measure when preparing jams or jellies, use a dry measuring cup to measure the sugar, then place all the measured sugar in a separate bowl before adding it to the juice mixture in saucepan.


  • 5-1/2 (1-cup/250-mL) jars or 88 servings, 1 Tbsp. (15 mL) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 5-1/2 (1-cup/250-mL) jars or 88 servings, 1 Tbsp. (15 mL) each
Calories 20
% Daily Value
Total fat 0g
Saturated fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 0mg
Carbohydrate 5g
Dietary fibre 0g
Sugars 5g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A 0 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 0 %DV
Iron 0 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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