A Charming Cherry Jam…

 

“Life is just a bowl of cherries,

Make today a sweet day-

and hold the pits!”

~Unknown

As you may now know, I do love making fridge jam.

I am passionate about experimenting with new flavour combinations too!

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Today I am using fresh, ripe cherries, Amaretto, lemon an d touch of Rosewater.

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Wash the cherries, then remove the stalks.

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I used a corn-on-the cob holder to pit the cherries!

Ingredients:

  • 500g cherries, pitted
  • Juice and zest of 2 lemons
  • 4 tbs water
  • 250g jam sugar (the one with pectin added)
  • 2tbs Amaretto
  • 3 drops of Rosewater

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Add the water, lemon juice and zest and cook.

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As the fruit softens, watch the dark juices run!

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Add the warmed sugar and watch the jam roll and go glossy.

Method:

  1. Wash and pit the cherries, then place in into a large pan with the lemon juice, zest  and cook for 15 minutes to allow the fruit to soften and the juices run.
  2. Add the warmed sugar and stir over a gentle heat until the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Bring to the boil and cook for about 5-7 minutes.
  4. Add the Amaretto and cook for 2 minutes, then add the Rosewater and carefully taste-test.
  5. Remove the pan from the heat and check the setting point, by putting a little of the hot jam onto a chilled saucer.
  6. Leave to cool in the pan for about for 10 minutes.
  7. Pour into sterilised jars, cool, the pop in the fridge.

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I like Jamie Oliver’s method to  sterilised jars.

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Leave the jam to go cold in the jars, before them putting in the fridge.

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Perfect with Buttermilk Scones.

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This jam isn’t just charming…

it’s dark, decadent and absolutely delightful!

Enjoy,

Frances 🍒 xXx

 

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