Earlier in the week I bought a bag of red cherries. I thought I was super-mom for doing so because my kids have been asking for them constantly. For some reason when I purchased them I thought I was buying Bing Cherries. So when it came to snack time my daughters were upset at how sour they were. Oops! It would have been a shame to toss them out, so instead I made cherry jam. After looking on the internet for a recipe, I decided to make an adapted version of David Lebovitz “No-Recipe Cherry Jam“. The recipe is quite simple and I love how it turned out. The best part is how easy it was and that no pectin was required. This recipe is a keeper! Enjoy!
Easy Cherry Jam Recipe
Adapted from David Lebovitz “No-Recipe Cherry Jam“
Cherries (the more tart the better), stems and pits removed, and chopped
In a medium size pan, add chopped cherries, lemon rind, lemon juice, and rum cooking on medium-high heat for 5 minutes. Add approximately an equal amount of sugar (as to cherries) and reduce heat to medium. Stir everything until sugar has dissolved.
Cook for an additional 15 minutes stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and enjoy!