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Use Your Summer Fruits Wisely with a Cherry Jam [Recipe]

Cherries’ a summer favorite, we all love enjoying them as a quick, healthy snack. However, this fruit can go bad quickly, hence this cherry jam.

Here is a Quick Way To Create the Perfect Cherry Jam

Instead of letting your cherries get old, use them for a delicious treat that won’t take too much effort to make.

First, gather the ingredients!

For this recipe, the best way to go is to pick cherries that are pitted and cut in half. You can use fresh ones, but consider using the ones that are getting mushy.

Also, you will need a lot of sweetness, so make sure you have enough granulated sugar. If you’re trying to be healthy, you can use honey or Stevia.

Lastly, gather your acidic ingredient, which can be lemon or lime juice. You can also try white vinegar for acidity instead.

Before cooking, leave the sugar and cherries in a bowl or saucepan for at least 1 hour, so that the flavor absorbs.

Time to make your new go-to cherry jam

After you have everything ready, the cooking process will fly by. Add the acidic ingredient and mix.

All you need to do is cook the ingredients until the sugar dissolves.  Once your cherry mix reaches a rolling boil, cook for 5 more minutes. 

Storing to seal the deal

To finish, make sure you follow this very simple step-by-step guide to finish your wonderful jam jars.

There’s not a lot to it and the procedure will ensure your jam remains high in quality for much longer than normal.

Never let cherries go bad again. Add this quick cherry jam to your list of recipes to try out soon.

Cherry Jam

Recipe by Gillian Lightman

3-4 (11 oz jars)



  • 2 lb (900 g) fresh cherries (pitted, halved)

  • 4 cups (approx. 500 g) sugar

  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) lemon juice


  • Place cherries in a large saucepan and add sugar. Set aside for 1 hour.
  • Add lemon juice and cook over low heat. Stir occasionally until sugar dissolves.
  • Increase heat and bring liquid to a rolling boil. Let it cook for 5-6 minutes or until the jam sets.
  • Remove from heat and gently ladle into hot jars, then follow this simple step-by-step guide to finish the canning process.