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30 Minutes to Homemade SURE.JELL Sour Cherry Freezer Jam

30 Minutes to Homemade SURE.JELL Sour Cherry Freezer Jam recipe
photo by:kraft
Made this Cherry jam last tart cherry season. So easy to make and so favorful.making more this season.
posted by
 a cook
on 6/7/2009
time
prep:
30 min
total:
24 hr 30 min
servings
total:
About 5 (1-cup) containers or 80 servings, 1 Tbsp. each
SURE-JELL Premium Fruit Pectin

What You Need

2
cups  prepared fruit (buy about 1-1/2 lb. fully ripe sour cherries)
4
cups  sugar, measured into separate bowl
3/4
cup  water
1
box  SURE-JELL Fruit Pectin

Make It

RINSE clean plastic containers and lids with boiling water. Dry thoroughly.

STEM and pit cherries. Finely chop or grind fruit. Measure exactly 2 cups prepared cherries into large bowl. Stir in sugar. Let stand 10 min., stirring occasionally.

MIX water and pectin in small saucepan. Bring mixture to boil on high heat, stirring constantly. Continue boiling and stirring 1 min. Add to cherry mixture; stir 3 min. or until sugar is dissolved and no longer grainy. (A few sugar crystals may remain.)

FILL all containers immediately to within 1/2 inch of tops. Wipe off top edges of containers; immediately cover with lids. Let stand at room temperature 24 hours. Jam is now ready to use. Store in refrigerator up to 3 weeks or freeze extra containers up to 1 year. Thaw in refrigerator before using.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

How To Measure Precisely
To get exact level cup measures of sugar, spoon sugar into dry metal or plastic measuring cups, then level by scraping excess sugar from top of cup with a straight-edged knife.
Jam or Jelly Didn't Set?
Every once in a while, you may find that your jam does not set the way you expected. If your efforts resulted in a runny batch, try our Remake Directions to improve your finished jam. If your jam still doesn't set, you can always use it as a glaze or syrup.
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