THIS IS THE YEAR YOU MAKE CHERRY JAM FROM SCRATCH
Cherry season is always too short, so we love preserving them a little longer with this jam. Almond + cherry flavour is a classic, which is why we like adding a splash of amaretto liqueur for a hint of almond flavour.
Yields: 2 cups
Prep Time: 17 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
- In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine cherries, sugar, salt, and 1 tablespoon cold water.
- Bring mixture up to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until cherries begin to break down, 12 to 15 minutes.
- If using, add amaretto and continue to cook until mixture has thickened and leaves a trail behind your spoon when you stir, about 10 minutes more.
- When jam has thickened and reached 105°C, remove from heat and transfer to a clean glass jar. Let cool completely before covering and refrigerating.