My mouth is watering just thinking about all the jam I've made this summer. Yum! Each has been so good.
Today I made cherry preserves. I don't have any cherry trees near me except for wild choke cherry. I've used that in the past and it's been delish. I haven't found any trees with branches low enough to the ground for me to pick so I bought a bag of cherries at Giant Eagle the other day and used those. Turned out extremely yummy but still not as delicioso as the strawberry I made last month. OMG, was that ever good!
I used the recipe in the Sure Jell box. I ended up with two cups of cherry pieces and juice after a few whizzes in the food processor. Don't worry. I removed all the pits prior to processing. giggle I added one tablespoon of lemon juice, one tablespoon of butter and four cups of sugar. I ended up with five half-pints.