Recipe by Charlotte J

Clear Jel is a modified food starch (powdered form) that will not break down in high heat during processing. DON'T SUBSTITUTE!! Clear Jell is well worth the effort. Kitchencraft (1-800-776-0575) in Waterville, IA sells it.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 cups cherries, pitted and chopped
  • 14 cup lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons Clear Jel
  • sugar (to taste, approximately 1 cup)


  1. Add lemon juice to cherries.
  2. Combine Clear Jel with 1/4 cup of sugar.
  3. Add to cherries.
  4. Bring to boil stirring constantly.
  5. Pour into jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace.
  6. Process 10 minutes in boiling water bath or freeze.

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