Cherry jam, homemade recipe

We are in the season of cherries. There is nothing like delicious fresh fruit to make an amazing cherry jam. We will share other jams with you, but we wanted to start with this delicious recipe to take in your breakfasts or desserts.

Cherry jam, an easy recipe

There are many recipes that are shared and discussed that they are easy to prepare. So when we start to do it we realize that it was not so easy.

On this occasion we assure you that this recipe for homemade cherry jam is very quick and easy to make. We just have to make sure we have quality cherries that are fresh and in season. In this way, and with a few little tricks, we obtain delicious jam recipes that we use for breakfasts or desserts. We can also keep it in jars for conservation.

Healthy recipes with fruit

With the jam recipes we get a great way to be able to consume our favorite ingredients in a different way. In our gastronomy there are different ways of making recipes with different fruits. In this case, with the cherries we will make an excellent preparation, since this ingredient can never be missing in our kitchen.

We can use this type of homemade recipe as one of the ingredients to make a more complex dessert, such as a chocolate cake with jam or any other dessert, either chocolate or with a less sweet result. In addition, we can also keep it in jars and consume it another time.

It is essential to incorporate both fruits and vegetables into our kitchen. Thanks to the fact that in Mediterranean cuisine we have a very varied gastronomy, it is much easier for us.

Pit the cherries

As in all recipes, there is always a more entertaining point. In this case, these fruits are pitted, since it is a stone fruit such as peach or plum .

The ideal is to have a cherry pitter in our kitchen. It is a kitchen utensil that we do not normally have in our kitchen, so do not worry.

How can we pit the cherries?

To bone this type of sweet fruit we have three very simple tricks:

  1. Boning with a knife. It is the most traditional method. We remove the stem of the cherry and cut vertically from where the stem is born and turning all the fruit until we reach the starting point. That is, dividing it in half. It remains only to remove the bone.
  2. Pit with a cherry pitter. This method is the fastest, but perhaps making an investment of money in a kitchen utensil that we are not going to use too many times may not be the most ideal.
  3. With a bottle and some chopsticks. This trick is great. With an empty bottle we put the cherry on top and stick the Chinese toothpick to push the bone, until it falls inside the bottle. Use the thick part of the toothpick. So we repeat with all the cherries.
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Cherry jam, choice of fruit

Selecting good fruits is essential. They must be good fleshy, fresh cherries with their optimal state of ripeness. To make tasty recipes for our desserts, it is essential that we have quality ingredients in our kitchen. We must always buy quality and fresh fruits and vegetables in our markets.

We have a gastronomy very rich in vegetables and fruits that allows us to enjoy great ingredients that, using them correctly, we not only obtain a healthy gastronomy, but also delicious.

Benefits of cherry jam

We always recommend consuming the fruit always raw, fresh and in season. It is also true that sometimes we want to consume these foods in another way. Homemade jam is a recipe that we can use on many occasions and dishes. It is really easy to do and we use an ingredient with very beneficial properties for our health.

Provides us with vitamins and minerals

In our markets we find different fruits and vegetables rich in nutrients. In the case of cherries , it provides us with different vitamins and minerals. It is a food rich in antioxidants called anthocyanins . In addition, they provide us with minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium and sulfur.

This fruit is rich in carbohydrates, but low in fat and protein. In addition, it has a low cholesterol and fat index. The benefits of cherries and sour cherries are numerous, so we always encourage including this food in our diet.

How do we use the proportions of the ingredients?

The ingredients are approximate depending on the amount you want to make of this jam. Of course, you have to keep the proportion.

Cherry jam

Delicious fresh and seasonal cherry jam. An easy recipe to make and with very beneficial nutritional properties for our health.

 Recipe type Breakfast, Dessert
 Recipe type Mediterranean
 Main fruit Cherry
 Preparation time 50 minutos
 Preparation time 30 minutes
 Total time 1 hora 20 minutos
 For how many people? 4 personas

Ingredients

  • 500 grams pitted cherries
  • 1/2 unit lemon juice
  • 250 grams azúcar

Recipe preparation

  1. Wash the cherries well and pit.

  2. Add all the pitted cherries and with their juice in a pot.

  3. Squeeze the juice from half a lemon and add it to the pot.

  4. Add the sugar and mix well.

  5. Put the pot on the heat and when it starts to boil, let it simmer for 30 minutes while stirring the mixture.

Recipe Notes

The jam thickens when it cools. If a thicker result is desired, a thickener such as pectin or gelatin can be used. You can also add apple peel to cooking.

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Tricks for cherry jam

As I have already mentioned in this homemade recipe, it can be thickened naturally with apple skin. The apples are rich in pectin, a natural thickener that will help us achieve a more compact texture.

The cherry combines very well with chocolate recipes. This is the case of the black forest cake of German gastronomy and that I recommend that you try.

How can we keep it?

Before consuming the cherry jam, we recommend that you leave it in the fridge for a few hours, always in tightly closed jars. Sugar helps a lot with preservation. In addition, it helps a lot to obtain a great texture to enjoy this delicious homemade cherry jam. I hope you like it.

Ellie Lauderdale

My name is Ellie Lauderdale, MD and I am USA based professional Nutritionist .

I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and board certified specialist in sports dietetics who is trained in integrative medicine. I have worked with hundreds of clients, from those suffering with chronic disease to professional and olympian athletes. My goal is to help optimize you from the inside so that you can feel, perform, and look your best on the outside.

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