(Makes four to five 4 oz. jars) The spices really make this jam special. This is the recipe to make if you don't have a ton of cherries or you don't need 12 jars of jam. Note: Test your jam for desired consistency before you pour into jars. Sometimes you may have to cook longer than 1 minute at the end to get it right. Pouring a little hot jam onto a cool plate usually will give you a good indication of doneness.