Rainier Cherry Jam

Sourced from: cookinglsl.com


10 cups Rainier cherries

2 1/4 cups sugar

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 tbsp pectin

1 tsp Vanilla extract or amaretto


1. Wash cherries. Remove stems and pit. Chop cherries or leave them whole.

2. Add cherries to a large pot and add the sugar and lemon juice inside. Stir.

3. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 5-7 minutes, until they release liquid.

4. In a small bowl combine the pectin and 1-2 tablespoons of sugar. Add to the cherries, stir and cook for 3 more minutes. Add vanilla or amaretto (optional).

5. Pour jam into cleaner and sterilized hot jars and close the lids.

6. Boil for 15 minutes in a canning pot with a rack.

7. Store in a cool and dry place for up to 12 months.

Rainier Cherry Jam