Fresh Cherry Jam...and my super-duper secret tool!
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!
Featured Pinch Tips Video
- 4 c
- fresh bing cherries, pitted
- 2 c
- 2 Tbsp
- fresh lemon juice
- 1 pinch
- 3 Tbsp
- dry pectin
1Add cherries, lemon juice and salt to slow cooker; stir gently and let stand for 15 minutes to dissolve the sugar.
2Sprinkle with fruit pectin.
3Cover and cook on low for 2 1/2 hours, stirring twice during cooking.
4Remove 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.
5Spoon into small, plastic canning storage containers and refrigerate or freeze for up to 2 months.
6*Original recipe from Food.Com