Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Cherry Orange Jam

Today I have a brand new jam recipe for you guys - just because I love you.

Cherry Orange Jam isn't really a marmalade, but it looks a bit like one.  It's a terrific blend of flavors and it makes a beautiful red jam.

Everyone knows that red jam is the best jam.

This recipe uses whole oranges.   It's easier if you can find very clean seedless oranges so all you have to do is wash them well and slice them up.

Cherry Orange Jam

2 whole oranges
4 cups pitted sour cherries
1/2 cup - 1 cup of water or juice if necessary for dry fruit
4 tablespoons low-sugar pectin
4 cups sugar

Wash the oranges very well.  Cut them in half from north pole to south pole.  Slice each half into thin slices parallel with the equator.  They'll look like sunbursts.  [I love that.]  Cut the sunbursts into 3-4 wedges that will be comfortable to eat in your jam.  Combine the orange wedges, cherries, water/juice and pectin in a big pot.    Bring to hard boil.  [A hard boil is one you can't stir down.]   Stir constantly and boil hard for 1 minute.    Add sugar.   Stir well and return to hard boil.   Stir constantly and boil hard for 1 minute.  Ladle into jars.  Cap with clean lids and rings.

Yield: 4.5 pints

1 comment:

  1. Yum! And here we are in California,where oranges and cherries are do this in our motorhome!


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