Cooked Sour Cherry Jam - CERTO Crystals

1470 6 (1-cup/250-mL) jars or 96 servings, 1 Tbsp. (15 mL) each
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6 (1-cup/250-mL) jars or 96 servings, 1 Tbsp. (15 mL) each

Sour cherries, sugar and pectin are briefly cooked to make ruby-red jars of homemade jam. You'll never buy store-bought jam again!

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  • Stem, pit and finely chop cherries. Measure exactly 4 cups prepared cherries into large saucepan. Add pectin crystals; mix well.
  • Bring to boil on high heat. Stir in sugar. Return to boil; cook 1 min. Remove from heat. Stir and skim 5 min. to prevent fruit from floating to surface.
  • Pour into warm sterilized jars, filling up to 1/4 inch from rims. Cover with lids. Let stand at room temperature 24 hours or until set.

Special Extra

Stir 1/4 tsp. almond extract into cherry mixture before pouring into prepared jars.

How to Make Sweet Cherry Jam

Prepare jam as directed, using sweet cherries, adding 1/4 cup lemon juice to the prepared cherries, and increasing the sugar to 5 cups.

How to Accurately Measure the Sugar

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


  • 6 (1-cup/250-mL) jars or 96 servings, 1 Tbsp. (15 mL) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 (1-cup/250-mL) jars or 96 servings, 1 Tbsp. (15 mL) each
Calories 45
% Daily Value
Total fat 0g
Saturated fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 0mg
Carbohydrate 11g
Dietary fibre 0g
Sugars 10g
Protein 0.1g
Vitamin A 0 %DV
Vitamin C 2 %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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