Sour cherry jam
Recipe Type: Dessert
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Use all that great summer fruit and nature gifts and preserve them for colder days!
  • 35 oz (1 kg) sour cherries
  • 32 oz (900 g) sugar
  • 2 packets vanilla flavored sugar or 1 vanilla bean pod
  • 4 tsp (25 g) powdered sugar-free pectin
  • ½ tsp cardamom/cinnamon
  1. Wash sour cherries, remove stems and remove all pits. You can use cherry pitter, it's easier. Combine them with sugar, vanilla and cardamom or cinnamon if you want. Leave for 30 minutes to 1 hour at room temperature.
  2. Sterilize jars: wash them and heat in your oven at 150 Celsius for about 15 minutes.
  3. Put everything into a large pot and let simmer on low heat for 15 minutes. Puree cherries, put back on heat and stir in powdered pectin. Cook for 10 more minutes, constantly stirring.
  4. Put hot jam into hot jars immediately, seal well, place them upside down for 5 minutes. Put them back up, let cool completely and store in your pantry.
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