Cherry Jam Recipe

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  1. Prepare jars and lids according to the USDA guidelines for preserving foods.
  2. In a large stainless steel or enameled pot combine the chopped cherries, lemon juice, butter and liqueur if using.
  3. Heat over high heat and add powdered pectin and stir until blended.
  4. Bring to a full boil, stirring constantly.
  5. Add sugar all at once and return to a rolling boil, stirring constantly.
  6. Boil for 1 minute and remove from heat.
  7. Add the almond extract mixing well.
  8. Skim off any foam and let sit for 5 minutes, stirring every minute.
  9. Ladle into hot jars, leaving about 1/4 headspace.
  10. Wipe rims with a damp cloth.
  11. Fit lids on jars and screw the bands on to finger tight being careful not to over-tighten.
  12. Place jars on rack in water bath canner making sure there is 1-2 inches of water over the tops of the jars.
  13. Cover and bring to a boil.
  14. Boil for 10 minutes then turn off fire and remove lid.
  15. Let sit for 5 minutes in water then remove and place upright on a thick kitchen towel to cool.
  16. Check to make sure lids have sealed and store in cool dry area for up to one year.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 434.47 Kcal (1819 kJ)
Calories from fat 3.45 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.38g 1%
Cholesterol 1.02mg 0%
Sodium 1.91mg 0%
Potassium 12mg 0%
Total Carbs 110.16g 37%
Sugars 108.72g 435%
Dietary Fiber 1.2g 5%
Protein 0.8g 2%
Vitamin C 6mg 10%
Calcium 9.5mg 1%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 211.51 Kcal (886 kJ)
Calories from fat 1.68 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.19g 1%
Cholesterol 0.5mg 0%
Sodium 0.93mg 0%
Potassium 5.84mg 0%
Total Carbs 53.63g 37%
Sugars 52.93g 435%
Dietary Fiber 0.58g 5%
Protein 0.39g 2%
Vitamin C 2.9mg 10%
Calcium 4.6mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 8.5
  • 12

Good Points

  • fat free,
  • saturated fat free,
  • sodium free,
  • cholesterol free

Bad Points

  • High in Sugar

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