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Chocolate Cherry Jam

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Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 cups prepared fruit (black cherries)
  • 3 unsweetened chocolate squares
  • 4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 (8 ounce) box Sure-Jell
  • 12 teaspoon margarine or 12 teaspoon butter


  1. Pit the cherries if necessary, then chop them up. Crush the remains thoroughly, 1 cup at a time. If using frozen berries, use both liquid and solids; they all were part of the original fresh berry. Measure 6 cups of crushed fruit into 6- or 8-quart heavy saucepan. Break the chocolate squares into smaller pieces and add them to saucepan.
  2. Measure sugar into separate bowl. Mix 1/4 cup sugar from measured amount with pectin in small bowl. Stir pectin-sugar mixture into fruit in saucepan. Add butter. Bring quickly to full rolling boil and boil exactly 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim foam and ladle into pint or half-pint jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace and process 10 minutes in boiling water canner.

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