Bing Cherry Freezer Jam

I may have mentioned this once or twice before. I have a serious obsession with cherry recipes. Whether it’s cherries baked in treats, eating cherries right off the tree, cherry drinks or cherry flavored candy (that’s probably my biggest obsession) I can’t get enough. I’m the person in the house that will pick out all the cherry candies out of the assortment & leave the rest for someone else. I choose & don’t choose different things based on whether or not it has a cherry variety available. Yes- I’m like a small child when it comes to these things. I am pretty serious about my cherry flavored foods. So for the longest time I have been craving some cherry preserves. I had never made any before but I was truly craving some. I usually never get to making any because I can’t get past eating them all once I go through all the trouble of pitting them. But this time I had so many on hand that I could cave into my craving & make this Bing Cherry Freezer Jam.

Bing Cherry Freezer Jam

I do the freezer method – because I’m just like that. (& I have limited cabinet storage space until we move)

If you prefer- you can do a traditional canning water bath for this.

Bing Cherry Freezer Jam

I’m in absolute heaven. Spreading cherries on EVERYTHING, putting a dollop on top of my ice cream.

Yep- I’m a happy girl.

Bing Cherry Freezer Jam

Bing Cherry Freezer Jam

Ingredients

  • 3-1/2 cups pitted cherries- halved
  • (be sure to cut them before measuring- this will affect the measurement)
  • 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp raw honey
  • 3 tbsp pectin
  • pinch salt

Instructions

  1. Place prepared cherries in food processor & pulse a couple times. Just enough to make into a spreadable consistency but still have chunks in there too.
  2. Transfer to large pan. I used a short stock pot.
  3. Add sugar, lemon juice & salt
  4. Bring to a boil over high heat - stirring frequently to prevent sticking
  5. Continue to cook until mixture darkens - about 10 minutes
  6. Remove from heat & whisk in pectin & honey
  7. Allow to cool for about 5 minutes before transferring to jars.
  8. Store in refrigerator for up to 3 weeks, freezer for 6 months.
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  1. You Had me at cherries. I share your cherry obsession. My new favorite summer drink is cherry lime seltzer. This looks delicious, I especially like your idea of putting it on top of ice cream.

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