Cherry Jam, Three Ways

Submitted by: Robin from Rurification on June 7, 2012

Cherry jam worked up three ways: Plain, Cherry Vanilla, and Cherry Vanilla Cardamom.

Servings: 2 1/2 - 3 pints each batch   Prep Time: 15 minutes, not including pitting the cherries   Cook Time: 15 minutes plus 10 minutes to process for canning  

Ingredients

Batch #1 Cherry Jam
4 cups pitted cherries
2/3 cup water or juice
3 tablespoons Ball Low Sugar Pectin
2 cups sugar


Batch #2 Cherry Vanilla Jam
4 cups pitted cherries
2/3 cup water or juice
3 tablespoons Ball Low Sugar Pectin
2 cups sugar
2 tablespoons vanilla extract

Batch #3 Cherry Vanilla Cardamom Jam
4 cups pitted cherries
2/3 cup water or juice
3 tablespoons Ball Low Sugar Pectin
2 cups sugar
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1/2 tsp ground cardamom

Directions

Batch #1: Basic Recipe
Basic Cherry Jam


4 cups pitted cherries
2/3 cup water or juice
3 tablespoons Ball Low Sugar Pectin
2 cups sugar

Combine the cherries, water/juice and pectin. Bring to hard boil. (A hard boil is one you can’t stir down.) Stir constantly and boil hard for 1 minute. Add sugar. Stir well and return to hard boil. Stir constantly and boil hard for 1 minute. Ladle into jars. Cap with clean lids and rings. Process for canning 10 minutes in water bath or steam canner.

Batch #2
Cherry Vanilla Jam

4 cups pitted cherries
2/3 cup water or juice
3 tablespoons Ball Low Sugar Pectin
2 cups sugar
2 tablespoons vanilla extract

Combine the cherries, water/juice and pectin. Bring to hard boil. (A hard boil is one you can’t stir down.) Stir constantly and boil hard for 1 minute. Add sugar and vanilla. Stir well and return to hard boil. Stir constantly and boil hard for 1 minute. Ladle into jars. Cap with clean lids and rings. Process for canning 10 minutes in water bath or steam canner.

Batch #3
Cherry Vanilla Cardamom Jam

4 cups pitted cherries
2/3 cup water or juice
3 tablespoons Ball Low Sugar Pectin
2 cups sugar
1/2 tsp ground cardamom
2 tablespoons vanilla extract

Stir cardamom and sugar together. Set aside.

Combine the cherries, water/juice and pectin. Bring to hard boil. (A hard boil is one you can’t stir down.) Stir constantly and boil hard for 1 minute. Add sugar/cardamom mixture and vanilla. Stir well and return to hard boil. Stir constantly and boil hard for 1 minute. Ladle into jars. Cap with clean lids and rings. Process for canning 10 minutes in water bath or steam canner.

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