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Sweet Cherry Jam

Dark sweet cherries and a hint of lemon add up to a sensational spread that's well worth the effort.

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  • Makes: 84 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
  • Yields: 6 half pints
  • Prep: 35 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins

Sweet Cherry Jam

Directions

  1. Sort, wash, stem, pit, and chop cherries. Measure 4 cups chopped cherries.
  2. In a 6- or 8-quart Dutch oven or kettle combine cherries, pectin, lemon peel, and lemon juice. Bring to boiling over high heat, stirring constantly. Stir in sugar. Bring to a full rolling boil. Boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Quickly skim off foam with a metal spoon.
  3. Immediately ladle jam into hot, sterilized half-pint canning jars*, leaving 1/4-inch head space. Wipe jar rims and adjust lids. Process jars in boiling-water canner for 5 minutes (start timing when water begins to boil). Remove jars from canner; cool on racks. Makes 6 half-pints (84 one-tablespoon servings).

From the Test Kitchen

To present this gift...

On the wrong side of the wrapping paper, trace around the jar lid. Cut out a circle 1-1/2 inches beyond the pencil mark. Cut scallops along edge of paper. Clip into edges evenly every 3/4 inch, clipping only to the jar lid line. Place paper circle on lid, under ring, and adjust ring on top of jar. For the tag, cut a rectangle from coordinating paper. Punch stars in where desired. Punch a hole in one corner for ribbon tie. String ribbon through tag and tie around lid. If desired, include a glass jam serving dish and spoon with the gift.

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Use bright-colored patterned origami papers for one-of-a-kind lid toppers.

To present this gift you will need:

Wrapping paper

Pencil

Scissors

Paper

Star-shape paper punch

Ribbon

Glass jam serving dish (optional)

Gold or silver serving spoon (optional)

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