Cherry Jam

This is a great way to use up fresh cherries that may be sitting in your fridge. Cherry Jam will make people swoon and it is also a great gift!


When I see Bing cherries on sale, I ALWAYS buy them. I love cherries. I can make my way through a bag of cherries in no time. Gently bite..detect pit with pit outside of teeth..spit pit out..enjoy delicious cherry flesh..repeat. We recently found ourselves with tons of delicious cherries, so I made jam. It was incredible. I must now quote my 8-year-old upon eating said jam. "This jam is FANTASTIC!" This was followed by, "This stuff makes me DANCE!" Need I say more?!

ALL you will need are a few simple ingredients! In a medium saucepan, throw together cherries, sugar and lemon juice!

Cook for 10-12 minutes, or until the mixture sticks to the back of a spoon.

Check out a few of my other favorite recipes to put cherries in! Grilled Chicken with Peach-Cherry Salsa and Buffalo Sliders with Cherry Salsa!

Have a fantastic weekend that makes you dance!

Cherry Jam

A delicious way to enjoy fresh cherries!

Contributed by Megan Porta from

Published Aug 20, 2015

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Serves: Four 1/2-pint mason jars

Total time: 30 min



  • 4 cups chopped fresh Bing cherries (pitted)
  • 3 cups sugar
  • Juice from 1/2 of a lemon
  1. Add the cherries, sugar and lemon juice to a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Continue to boil, stirring frequently, for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the jam sticks to the back of a spoon.
  2. Pour into mason jars, seal tightly and let cool completely in the refrigerator. Good for 4-6 weeks in the refrigerator, or in the freezer for 6 months.