Saturday, December 28, 2013

Left Overs...OG 173

Its the week after Christmas, and I just MUST find some room in the frig.  I totally forgot to put out the cherries on Christmas Day (no-one missed them, and there wasn't any room on the table anyway), and there are only so many cherries one can eat at one I turned them into spiced cherry jam.  Here's the proof that I did really make it (with the help of new kitchen tool, a super-expensive-but-impressive cherry stone remover thingy)....

...and here's the finished product.  I'm so glad I saved all the tall jars because it makes the jam look very classy. 

....and it tastes delicious.  Here's the recipe:
  • 1 kg pitted cherries 
  • zest and juice of one orange (should be about half a cup of liquid)
  • 1 kg sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 8 cardoman pods, crushed
  • 8 cloves
Put everything except the sugar in a pot , cover and bring to the boil.  Simmer 5 minutes, crushing the cherries with the spoon as you do.  Add sugar and continue stirring until dissolved.  Boil 15 - 20 minutes.  Take off the heat and cool slightly.  Pour into hot sterilised jars, seal immediately.  Store in a dark cupboard.



  1. Cherry-stone-remover--thing. You're so articulate! haha! You have cherries, we have snowbanks. Happy new Year, my dear friend, I'm so glad you are in my life!

  2. Your cherry jam sound delicious, and looks very classy indeed in those black lid jars. Happy New Year!


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