After accruing an abundance of Not So Sweet Cherries I decided to make so jam.
I figure there's enough sugar in jam that it should be OK. =)
I just used the recipe from the Ball Jar of RealFruit Classic Pectin
Mrs Jennifer's son said "That was the best Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich EVER"
She had made him a sandwich for lunch using it...so I would say it was a smash hit =)
So much so, she had a bunch of cherries. She pitted them for me and I made more!
Now, I did not make it so it was shelf stable.
I made it to be consumed right away.
If you make this to be preserved on the shelf- read the instructions on the jar.
The recipe is on the actual Jar of Pectin.
2 cups Cherries (pitted, washed and chopped)
3 tsp Lemon Juice
1 1/2 Tblsp Pectin
1 Cup of Sugar
Combine Cherries and Lemon Juice in large sauce pan. Bring to a rolling boil. Stir constantly.
Add entire amount of sugar, keep stirring until dissolved. Return mixture to a rolling boil. Let boil for a full minute- KEEP STIRRING.
Remove from heat, skim any foam, if necessary.
Ladle into jars, let set on counter til room temp, then refrigerate.