Here is another yummilicious Jam recipe for you. Who doesn't love cherries in the Summertime? They are one of my favorites as well as my Dear Mr. Darling's favorite kind of jam. He is not a huge fan of jam with seeds... This one is perfect for him! We have already given out a few to our family and used it on Swedish pancakes, toast and sandwiches. So good!!!
3 lb sweet cherries, pitted, about 4 cups chopped
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 package (1.75 oz) powdered fruit pectin
4 cups granulated sugar
Sterilize jars and lids.
In a large, deep enameled canner or stainless steel pot, combine the finely chopped cherries(using the food processor for this), lemon juice, lemon zest. Stir in the powdered pectin until blended. Place the pot over high heat and bring to a full boil, stirring constantly. Stir in sugar and return to a boil, stirring constantly. Once the mixture has returned to the full boil, continue boiling, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.
Remove from heat, quickly skim off foam with a metal spoon.
Ladle into hot jars, wipe rims, Fit lids on jars. Process jars in boiling canner for 10 minutes. Let cool completely, listen for jar lids popping.
Enjoy the next day.
This one is delectable!