Fresh Cherry Jam...and my super-duper secret tool!

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@Quinnn

Ok... so every year my daughter supplies me with incredible Bing cherries and I try to find new, inventive ways to use them. Then, it happened... I lost my cherry pitter.

But, my elderly neighbor saved the day when he returned from his home a few minutes later with a cherry pitting tool that he made in the wink of an eye.

Within minutes, I had pitted a huge bowl of cherries. By taking an old fork (the old-fashioned, heavy ones work best) he bent the tines & created the world's best, cheapest and quickest cherry pitter.

Take a look at my photo to see it's simple, yet efficient design!


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Serves:

Makes Approx. 5 Cups

Prep:

35 Min

Cook:

5 Hr

Method:

Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients

4 c
fresh bing cherries, pitted
2 c
sugar
2 Tbsp
fresh lemon juice
1 pinch
salt
3 Tbsp
dry pectin

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Add cherries, lemon juice and salt to slow cooker; stir gently and let stand for 15 minutes to dissolve the sugar.
2
Sprinkle with fruit pectin.
3
Cover and cook on low for 2 1/2 hours, stirring twice during cooking.
4
Remove lid and turn to high and cook until jam reaches desired consistency. *** Since all crock pots cook differently, be sure to watch closely during this last step to avoid overcooking. Overcooking will make the jam bitter.
5
Spoon into small, plastic canning storage containers and refrigerate or freeze for up to 2 months.
6
*Original recipe from Food.Com

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy