Fresh Cherry Jam...and my super-duper secret tool!
|Serves:||Makes Approx. 5 Cups|
|4 c||fresh bing cherries, pitted|
|2 Tbsp||fresh lemon juice|
|3 Tbsp||dry pectin|
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!