Cherry Jam

Preparation info

  • Difficulty


  • Makes about

    2 kg

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  • 1 kg (2lbs) granulated sugar (depending on the sweetness of the fruit)
  • 150mls (¼ pint) each raspberry and redcurrant juice, squeezed and strained from the fresh fruit
  • 1.5 kg (3lbs) stoned cherries juice of one lemon, strained


Put the sugar and 150 mls (¼ pint) of the juice in a saucepan, and heat gently until the sugar has dissolved. Add the rest of the juice and pour over the cherries in a bowl or enamel pan. Next day, bring everything to the boil, including the lemon juice, and boil rapidly until setting point is reached. Spoon into clean, hot jars, seal and label. Strawberry jam can be made in exactly the same way.