Blueberry-Cherry Jam

"I got this recipe from an internet search. It said it was exported from MasterCook from Kraft General Foods. It is very easy to make and is excellent jam. The recipe called for sour cherries, but I used sweet ones and it turned out wonderfully. Very nice blend of flavors.The cherry measurement is approx 3 cups pitted. You will need to chop the cherries and measure out the 1 & 1/2 cups after they have been chopped. It takes about 3 cups to get 1 & 1/2 cups chopped."
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Ready In:
5 half pint jars


  • 2 cups fully ripe blueberries
  • 1 12 cups cherries, approx 3 cups pitted
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1 box sure-jell powdered fruit pectin


  • Measure berries, then crush.
  • Pit and finely chop cherries then measure.
  • Mix fruit into 8 qt pot.
  • Add pectin to fruit in pot.
  • Bring to a full boil over high heat.
  • Add sugar and stir.
  • Return to a boil and boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat, skim off any foam and ladle into hot jars.
  • Wipe jar rims and threads, top with two piece lids, tighten lids.
  • Process for 10 minutes in hot water bath.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Kathy O.
    what kind of cherries???? tart red or dark sweet?
  2. Marshall R.
    How much prepared fruit do you need?


  1. distephens
    This is one of the best jams that I've ever tasted! I altered the recipe to make it low sugar. I added 2/3 cup of no-sugar added apple juice to the pot with the blueberries, cherries, and pectin (I used 3 tbsp of Ball's low or no sugar needed pectin). Then I added just 1 cup of sugar. It was just sweet enough and the combination of the blueberries and cherries is wonderful!
  2. goschkam
    This is a delicious jam recipe! I used Montmorency Cherries, a sour cherry grown in Michigan, and it turned out perfectly. If you are using that type of cherry, I would not use any lemon juice because that cherry is a true sour cherry. I did a quick chop of the cherries in my food processor and got just the right size pieces. The blueberries I just left whole. Since cherries are ripe in early July and blueberries are not, I used some frozen blueberries that I had picked last year and they worked very nicely. A great recipe!
  3. Virginia Y.
    Add in quarter cup of lemon juice balances out the sweetness!
  4. RavenousRavenDesign
    This recipe worked great and set well. I like the taste, but I think next time I'm going to reduce by 1/4-1/2 of sugar as it's just really sweet for my tastes. But still worth making for sure :)
  5. emr7888
    This was the best jam recipe we tried this year! (and we tried several) The combination of the two berries was just wonderful! I am looking forward to all my fresh berries next year to do it again.


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