Another Cherry Recipe here from Mum and Dad – using wild cherries!
- 4 lb cherries
- juice of 3 lemons
- 3 1/2 lbs sugar
- stone the cherries.
- crack some stones and remove the kernels.
- Put cherries, kernels & lemon juice in a pan and simmer until soft.
- Add the sugar, stir until dissolved and boil rapidly until setting point is reached.
- Pot in sterilised jars and cover as normal with wax discs and jar lids.
N.B. As cherries are lacking in pectin, this jam will only give a light set but ideal for add to puddings or hot crusty bread of a morning.
Tip: If don’t like stoning beforehand – we boiled, then left to get cold over night, gloves on and squashed cherries next morning, then after boiling rapidly stones floated to surface for removal.
By Heather and Peter Runacres.