Bing Cherry Jam
Sweet bing cherry jam seasoned with aromatic spices and almond extract.
4 cups pitted bing cherries, chopped
1 (2-ounce) package powdered pectin
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
4 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- Place all ingredients, except the sugar into a 6-quart kettle. Bring to a full rolling boil that cannot be stirred down.
- Immediately add sugar. Bring mixture to a full rolling boil and continue to cook for an additional 2 minutes.
- Skim mixture.
- Pour into hot, sterilized jars, leaving 1/4-inch head space. Seal.
- Process 10 minutes in boiling water bath.
Makes 5 to 6 half-pints.