( Please see the sections on "Hints" and Conversion Tables
Black Cherry Jam
|1 Kg black cherries
||Juice of 2 lemons
|1 cup water
||2½ cups sugar
Wash the cherries, drain well,
and remove the stones. Put the lemon juice and water into a bowl. Add some
sugar, then some cherries. Continue in this way until all the cherries and sugar
are used up. Leave overnight.
The next day, strain the syrup into a large saucepan and stir
over a low heat until all the sugar is dissolved. Bring to the boil, add
cherries, and boil for 45 minutes , stirring frequently, until setting point is
Remove from the heat, leave 5 minutes, and then pour into hot
, sterilized jars and seal immediately.
Makes about 4 cups.
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