Homemade Cherry Jam
  • 2½ cups chopped pitted cherries
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4½ cups sugar
  • 1 (3-ounce) package liquid pectin
  1. Combine the cherries, juice and sugar in a large saucepan over high heat. Bring to a rolling boil, stirring constantly. Add the pectin and stir constantly 1 minute.
  2. Skim off any foam that develops. Immediately fill hot, sterilized canning jars, leaving ¼-inch headspace. Wipe the jar rims and adjust the lids.
  3. Process in a boiling water bath 5 minutes. Place on a wire rack away from drafts to cool completely.
Recipe by The Tennessee Magazine at https://www.tnmagazine.org/cheers-for-cherries/