Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Apple-Cherry Jam/Jelly

Lovely jam made with apples and cherries!  Delicious served on biscuits or scones, or use as a basting glaze on pork or ham.  Yummmm!!!

2 large apples, peeled, cored and chopped/diced small (I used Honey Crisp)
1/2-3/4 lb. bag cherries, pitted, stemmed and chopped/diced small
*fruit should equal 4-5 cups
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup apple juice or water (either works)
7 cups sugar
1 pkg. Sure-Jell powdered pectin

Mix fruit and lemon juice in large stock pot.  Add water or apple juice and one box Sure-Jell, stir to mix well.

Bring to a rolling boil over high to med-high heat; add sugar all at once and return to a rolling boil (one that doesn't stop when stirring).

Boil hard for 1 minute. Remove from heat and ladle jam into 8-oz. jelly jars, cover with lids and rings.  Process in boiling water bath 10  minutes.

Remove pot from heat; remove jars and allow to cool on a towel on your kitchen counter-top 24 hours or until set.

*Note - some jams/jellies take several days to set-up.

Yield:  8 half-pint or 4 pint jars


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