Very seldom do I get a special request to make something, but last week Bobby came home with 2 pounds of fresh cherries and asked “Will you make me a cherry jam?”. How could I refuse? The 2 pounds gave us enough cherries for a pint of jam, plus a few to snack on.
The recipe below is one of my quick & easy jams made with fruit and no pectin. It makes one jar of cherry jam that is intended to be refrigerated and eaten, not sealed and stored for the winter. There are three ingredients – cherries, sugar and lemon juice. The process requires no large pots of boiling jars and lids, and only about 20 minutes of stirring. The most time consuming part is pitting the cherries. The result of about 45 minutes of work? … a pint of cherry heaven!