Sweet Cherry Jam with Fresh Ground Black Pepper
Recipe type: Preserves
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Serves: makes 3 cups
  • 3 lbs pitted and stemmed cherries
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  1. Add cherries and 1oz water to a nonreactive stock pot
  2. Bring to a boil
  3. Add sugar, and stir until completely dissolved
  4. Add lemon juice and pepper
  5. Boil stirring frequently until it reaches the desired gel (218 degrees for me)
  6. Pour into hot canning jars
  7. Can using boiling water bath method for 10 minutes
  8. Turn off heat and let rest for 5 minutes
  9. Remove from bath, cool, and store for up to 1 year
Recipe by Hammer on Rye at http://www.hammeronrye.com/cherry-jam/