Chocolate Cherry Jam
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- 6 cups prepared fruit (black cherries)
- 3 unsweetened chocolate squares
- 4 cups granulated sugar
- 1 (8 ounce) box Sure-Jell
- 1⁄2 teaspoon margarine or 1/2 teaspoon butter
- Pit the cherries if necessary, then chop them up. Crush the remains thoroughly, 1 cup at a time. If using frozen berries, use both liquid and solids; they all were part of the original fresh berry. Measure 6 cups of crushed fruit into 6- or 8-quart heavy saucepan. Break the chocolate squares into smaller pieces and add them to saucepan.
- Measure sugar into separate bowl. Mix 1/4 cup sugar from measured amount with pectin in small bowl. Stir pectin-sugar mixture into fruit in saucepan. Add butter. Bring quickly to full rolling boil and boil exactly 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim foam and ladle into pint or half-pint jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace and process 10 minutes in boiling water canner.
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This recipe is impossible to make as written. First, there's no such thing as an 8 ounce box of pectin, an average box of Sure Jell is 1.78 ounces or something similar. Secondly, no mention is ever made of when to add the remaining sugar. The 1/4 cup is mixed with the pectin and added, I'm only assuming that the remaining sugar is added after the mixture comes to a boil, and then returned to a boil and boiled for a minute, as is normal with SureJell and other commercial pectins.
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