Strawberry and Rainier Cherry Jam

“I had a lot of Rainier cherries that needed to be used right away and some strawberries in the freezer that I thought would help them make a great jam - and it did! This jam is now one of my kids favorites! I used really sweet Strawberries, so if your strawberries aren't as sweet you might want to add more sugar. Prep time doesn't include direction 1 (time to thaw strawberries and pit cherries - I usually do that the night before).”
READY IN:
55mins
SERVES:
8
YIELD:
1/2 pint jars
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Thaw out frozen strawberries. Clean and pit cherries.
  2. Blend strawberries and cherries in a food processor.
  3. Pour mixture and lemon juice in 6-8 qt saucepan. Whisk in fruit pectin and sugar. Bring to a rolling boil over med-high heat, stirring constantly for about 20 or more minutes until jam is at desired thickness (though remember it will thicken up more once the jam cools).
  4. Ladle into prepared 1/2 pint jars, leaving 1/4" headspace.
  5. Lid jars and place into boiling canner. Boil jars for 10 minutes.
  6. Remove jars from boiler and let them cool for 24 hours for a good seal.

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