How To Make Cherry and Lime Jam

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Ingredients: Cherry and Lime Jam Recipe

Photo of Black Cherries3 lb / 1,300 grams of black cherries
3 lb / 1,300 grams of white granulated sugar
5 or 6 limes
1 large lemon

Method - What To Do

Wash and dry the cherries before removing the stones. This can be a fiddly and somewhat time-consuming process, even if you are lucky enough to own a special kitchen gadget designed to pit cherries. Place the fruit into a large metal pan and mix in the sugar, along with the juice of one lemon and the zest from all of the limes. Squeeze the juice from two of the zested limes and combine with the cherry mixture.

Photo of LimesPlace your jam making pan on a low heat and start to warm up the mixture, stirring a little so that all of the sugar has completely dissolved by the time that it begins to boil. Leave on a rolling boil for around ten minutes, stirring during this time so that the mixture doesn't catch on the bottom of the pan.

Reduce to a simmer and test the cherry syrup to see if it is ready to set, by using a chilled plate or spoon (ideally chilled in a freezer). Drop a little of the syrup onto the plate or spoon, and if it quickly starts to set, forming itself a skin that 'crinkles' when touched, you will know that your cherry and lime jam is ready to cool and set. If not, carry on simmering and re-test in this way every five minutes or so.

When your lime and cherry jam has reached its setting point, take the saucepan off of the heat and leave to cool for 15 or 20 minutes before spooning or ladling into the sterile jars. This will result in a better distribution and suspension of the fruit pieces within the final set jam.

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