Recipe: Wild Cherry Jam by Peter and Heather Runacres

Another Cherry Recipe here from Mum and Dad – using wild cherries!

Ingredients:

  • 4 lb cherries
  • juice of 3 lemons
  • 3 1/2 lbs sugar

Method:

  1. stone the cherries.
  2. crack some stones and remove the kernels.
  3. Put cherries, kernels & lemon juice in a pan and simmer until soft.
  4. Add the sugar, stir until dissolved and boil rapidly until setting point is reached.
  5. 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.

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