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  • Let me start by saying - Sure Jell Pectin doesn't list Bing Cherry Jam on their instruation sheet. They do list Sour Cherry - so I used the instructions from Ball Pectin and used Sure Jell Pectin. It turned out great. Just wanted to mention this in case someone else beside me runs into this problem. I spent a good hour on the internet with Sure Jell trying to find out why and never did.
  • Here are the instructions:
  • Place 6 clean 1/2 pint mason jars in a boiling water canner; fill with water, cover and boil hard 10 minutes to sterilize jars. Warm lids 5 minutes or longer – to soften sealing compound. Keep jars and lids in warm to hot water until ready to use.
  • Wash, stem, pit and slice cherries; set aside.
  • Measure sugar; set aside.
  • Measure 4 cups prepared cherries and lemon juice into a large, deep stainless steel saucepan. Whisk in Fruit Pectin until dissolved. Add butter and stir.
  • Stirring frequently, bring mixture to a boil over medium high heat. Watch because it can burn very easily..
  • Add sugar. Stirring constantly, return mixture to a full rolling boil; boil hard 1 minute. Remove from heat; skim foam off surface if there is any.
  • Ladle jam into a hot sterilized jar to within 1/2 inch of top rim (headspace). Wipe jar rim removing any stickiness with a clean damp cloth. Center lid on jar; apply screw band securely until fingertip tight. Do not overtighten. Place jar in canner. Repeat for remaining jam.
  • Cover canner; return water to a boil. At altitudes up to 1000 ft, process – boil filled jars – 5 minutes. Remove jars without tilting. Cool upright, undisturbed 24 hours; DO NOT RETIGHTEN screw bands. After cooling check jar seals. Sealed lids curve downward. Remove screw bands; wipe and dry bands and jars. Store screw bands separately or replace loosely on jars, as desired. Label and store in a cool, dark place.
  • * Makes about 6-7 each 1/2 pints.

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  • bonzaioregon 3 years ago
    Lemon juice is listed in the ingredients but not in the directions. I added it at the end and the jam was soupy.
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    karynparkshere ate it and said...
    wonderful! Thank you! I haven't even tasted it yet, but it went together so well and looks so lovely I can't wait!!
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  • dorothymc 3 years ago
    Thank you so much for having this recipe listed. Ran into same problems with sour cherries only being listed.
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    VtCurmudgeon ate it and said...
    Just made This! YUM!
    I too didn't find anything for Bing Cherries from Sure-Jell, So I Googled it and here you were!
    One thing about ammount of fruit, I had 3 Lbs. of Cherries and after pitting they made 6 cups! (Giant, mutant Cherries Here In VT?) I froze 2 cups and pushed on with the Jamming! Awesome stuff! I also used a slotted spoon for filling the first jar, (1pint) and now have 5 Half pints of georgeous Bing cherry jam and 1 Full Pint Of chunky Cherry preserves!
    This stuff may not make it into any Christmas Baskets this year!
    My own Secret Stash!
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    sufia ate it and said...
    hey its too deilicious..thnks 4 such a nice post..u got all 5
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  • gmananna 6 years ago
    If anyone wants to purchase a cherry pit remover, the OXO Cherry Pit Remover works wonderful. It has a splatter shield which helps out, but still wear a dark colored shirt when removing the pits. I just removed the pits from 10 lbs. of Bing Cherries. This OXO gadget worked great. My hand wasn't tired at all. I would definitely recommend it. :-)
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    lazydazylady ate it and said...
    Sorry this is my first time rating a recipe. I meant to give you a five forks on this.
    I now know how to work the forks.
    My daughter Chefwannabeone showed me how to use the rating system.
    Kind Regards.
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    " It was excellent "
    peetabear ate it and said...
    love cherry jam... great instructions..five forks
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    midgelet ate it and said...
    such an informative and intersting post,
    Thanks for sharing your research and knowledge.
    You have my complete "10" for this one!
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    lazydazylady ate it and said...
    Thanks for all the info on the this as I want to make cherry jam and am going to try it with Splenda. Thanks for sharing this, you have made my work easy 100%, much appreciate this.
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    " It was excellent "
    maureenlaw ate it and said...
    You've got guts! I don't think I would ever try this, but it sounds delicious. Thanks for the post and you deserve a 10.
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    californiacook ate it and said...
    Wow! That looks like quite an undertaking. Kudos to you, Val. I've never made jam, but my mouth is watering thinking about how delish this must be. Thank you for sharing your recipe with us!
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