Easy Tart Cherry Jam


Easy Tart Cherry Jam

Tart Cherries are here! Why not try this easy jam recipe?


  • 1 lb of tart cherries (2-3 cups of pitted cherries, chopped)
  • 1.5-2 cups of granulated sugar (depending on how sweet you want your jam to be)
  • Juice from 1 lemon


  1. In a medium-sized, heavy pot, start cooking your cherries, sugar, and lemon juice on medium heat. Stir and bring to a boil. After your mixture reaches a boil, reduce heat slightly and continue to simmer for about 20 minutes.
  2. While your mixture is simmering for the 20 minutes, put a pyrex dish in the freezer. This cold dish will be used for testing your jam.
  3. After the 20 minutes, pull the dish out of the freezer and pour a spoonful on of jam on it. If the jam becomes thick immediately and has a wrinkled texture to it, it is ready!
  4. Allow the jam to cool to for about 15-20 minutes before jarring it. In a clean glass jar, pour in your cherry jam. Seal tightly with a lid. This can stay in the fridge for up to one month!