Sweet Cherry Ginger Jam
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You can make wonderful jams with sweet cherries. The key is to add something that offsets the sweetness.
Recipe type: Canning
Serves: 4 (half-pints)
  • 3 cups pitted sweet cherries, pitted
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1 ½ Tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ cup water
  • 3 Tbsp finely chopped crystallized ginger
  1. Add the cherries, sugar, lemon juice and water to a large Dutch oven.
  2. Slowly bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat stirring until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Turn the heat up a little and cook rapidly, stirring often to prevent sticking, until the jam reaches the gelling point. Use the plate method to check for gelling or use a digital thermometer. Gelling is reached at 220 degrees or 8 degrees above the boiling point of water.
  4. Add the crystallized ginger stirring to evenly distribute throughout the jam.
  5. Spoon the hot jam into prepared jars, leaving ¼ inch headspace.
  6. Wipe the lip of each jar with a damp paper towel, top the jars with a lid and a lid ring.
  7. Process the jars in a water bath canner for 15 minutes. Remove and let cool completely
Recipe by Seed to Pantry at https://www.seedtopantry.com/2017/07/18/sweet-cherry-ginger-jam/