My nephew arrived yesterday with fresh sweet cherry’s ,we ate and ate.....
But we did not dent the pile of cherry’s.
It is time for the big guns “ JAM”
IT is an easy jam to do just takes time
5 lb cherry’s (pitted)
5 lb sugar
Juice of 2 lemons
½ cup water
A big heavy pot
3 Sterilized jars ( I do mine in the oven this way they are hot when I pour the jam in to them )
Put in the pot the lemon juice ,the water , and the cherry’s
Bring to boil and mix well
Now add the sugar and mix and bring to boil
Drop the heat and cook and stir and stir and stir till it gets thick and it forms a film on the spoon
When you run your finger on it it leaves a mark (remember it is hot)
During this process a foam will be created on top you must remove it
Now is the time to fill the jars put them back in the oven for 5 minutes
and now let them cool .
It goes with ice cream, pancakes, and more.......
I put tin foil on the stove because it is a B*&^&@ to clean it if you spill.
You can see the film on the spoon
i use tongs
Thanks for looking