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    Cherry Jam

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    1 hr 25 mins

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    25 mins

    Luby Luby Luby's Note:

    This jam tastes like cherry pie and is wonderful on biscuits or toast. I didn't use the Kirsch because I didn't have any, but I will try adding it next time.** It is a pain to pit the cherries, so do yourself a favor and buy a cherry/olive pitter. I bought one made by Oxo for around $12.00 and it was worth every penny. I used my food processor to chop the cherries but be sure not to liquify the cherries - just divide them into batches of three and pulse a few times to coarsely chop. You can use any type of sweet cherry such as Bing or Rainier. **I did make a batch using the Kirsch, however, I don't care for it all. It completely overpowers the flavors so, personally, I don't recommend using the Kirsch.

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    1. 1
      Prepare jars and lids according to the USDA guidelines for preserving foods.
    2. 2
      In a large stainless steel or enameled pot combine the chopped cherries, lemon juice, butter and liqueur if using.
    3. 3
      Heat over high heat and add powdered pectin and stir until blended.
    4. 4
      Bring to a full boil, stirring constantly.
    5. 5
      Add sugar all at once and return to a rolling boil, stirring constantly.
    6. 6
      Boil for 1 minute and remove from heat.
    7. 7
      Add the almond extract mixing well.
    8. 8
      Skim off any foam and let sit for 5 minutes, stirring every minute.
    9. 9
      Ladle into hot jars, leaving about 1/4" headspace.
    10. 10
      Wipe rims with a damp cloth.
    11. 11
      Fit lids on jars and screw the bands on to finger tight being careful not to over-tighten.
    12. 12
      Place jars on rack in water bath canner making sure there is 1-2 inches of water over the tops of the jars.
    13. 13
      Cover and bring to a boil.
    14. 14
      Boil for 10 minutes then turn off fire and remove lid.
    15. 15
      Let sit for 5 minutes in water then remove and place upright on a thick kitchen towel to cool.
    16. 16
      Check to make sure lids have sealed and store in cool dry area for up to one year.

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    Nutritional Facts for Cherry Jam

    Serving Size: 1 (2762 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 707.3
    Calories from Fat 8
    Total Fat 0.9 g
    Saturated Fat 0.4 g
    Cholesterol 1.4 mg
    Sodium 18.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 181.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.7 g
    Sugars 167.9 g
    Protein 2.1 g

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