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!
servesMakes Approx. 5 Cups
prep time35 Min
cook time5 Hr
methodSlow Cooker Crock Pot
Ingredients For fresh cherry jam...and my super-duper secret tool!
fresh bing cherries, pitted
fresh lemon juice
How To Make fresh cherry jam...and my super-duper secret tool!
Add cherries, lemon juice and salt to slow cooker; stir gently and let stand for 15 minutes to dissolve the sugar.
Sprinkle with fruit pectin.
Cover and cook on low for 2 1/2 hours, stirring twice during cooking.
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.
Spoon into small, plastic canning storage containers and refrigerate or freeze for up to 2 months.
*Original recipe from Food.Com
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