fresh cherry jam...and my super-duper secret tool!

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By Family Favorites
from Not Far From Green Bay, WI

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!

serves Makes Approx. 5 Cups
prep time 35 Min
cook time 5 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For fresh cherry jam...and my super-duper secret tool!

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

How To Make fresh cherry jam...and my super-duper secret tool!

  • 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