Cherry Jam

Cherry Jam
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 40


  • 4 cups finely chopped cherries
  • 6 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 pouches liquid pectin (Certo or Ball)


  • Wash, stem and pit cherries. Cut up into small pieces. Add to pot. Add sugar and heat until rapid boil. Add pectin, bring back to a boil and cook 1 minute.
  • Pour jam into hot jars. Remove air bubbles and fill to 1/4" headspace.  Add hot lids/rings. Process in waterbath at a full boil for 10 minutes.
  • Remove and cool on a dishtowel on the counter overnight. Check for seal. Remove rings and store in pantry.
  • Makes 8 cups
Keyword Cherry Jam, Jam