[quote name='momcook' date='Jun 24 2008, 09:59 PM']
This is my recipe:
7 generous cups (in a liquid measure) pitted and halved sweet cherries
1/2 cup water
juice of 1 Meyer lemon ( we have a Meyer tree, but any lemon is fine)
5 teaspoons calcium water (for the Pomona Pectin)
3 cups sugar
3 teaspoons Pomona Pectin
1/4 cup Dutch cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon Hazelnut flavoring (optional)
8 1/2 pint jars
Prepare the jars in a water bath. In a large pan, combine the cherries, water, calcium water and lemon juice. Bring to a boil. In a separate bowl, combine the sugar, pectin, and cocoa. Add to the boiling cherries, and stir well to dissolve. Test a spoonful on a cold plate for set. Add the hazelnut flavoring, and remove from the heat. Ladel into sterilized jars, and boiling water bath for 10 minutes.
Once cooled, hide a jar or two for yourself
Momcook, this sounds great! I'm still not sure where to get pomona pectin but I will figure it out. Thank you. I love cherries and any one who doesn't just don't get the love we have for them!
[quote name='JaneMC' date='Jun 24 2008, 04:46 PM']
Momcook, I find chocoalte covered cherry jam most interesting. Are you willing to share the recipe???