*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                              Sour Cherry Jam
 
 Recipe By     : Sue Klapper
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Canning, Preserves, Etc.
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3      pounds        sour cherries -- 4 cups fruit`
    7      cups          sugar
    6      ounces        liquid fruit pectin
    2      drops         almond extract -- optional
 
 Wash, stem, and pit cherries.  Chop fine in a food processor or
 blender.  Measure fruit into a very large saucepan; add sugar and mix
 well.  Place over high heat; bring to a full rolling boil; boil hard 1
 minute.  Remove from heat; immediately stir in pectin.  Skim off foam
 with a metal spoon; continue to stir and skim for 5 minutes.  This will
 cool the mixture slightly and will help to prevent fruit from floating. 
 Add optional almond extract.  Ladle at once into hot, sterilized jars
 leaving 1/4 inch headspace; wipe rims and adjust lids.  Process in a
 boiling water bath 5 minutes.  Makes 4 to 5 pints.  Source:  Miriam B.
 Loo’s Home Canning Guide.
 
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