Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Homemade Cherry Jam With Rum & Almonds

Cherries have always been my favorite fruit and I can eat them until I'm just about to explode. So when me and my husband went cherry picking at the Cherry Avenue Farms last Saturday I was in paradise. And here's a little piece of my cherry paradise for you - a delicious and easy recipe for homemade cherry jam with rum and almonds.

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1 kg pitted sweet cherries
750 g brown sugar
2-3 tablespoons rum
80 g peeled almonds

Cooking time:
1 h 15-20 minutes

Stem, wash and pit 1.25 kg of ripe, sweet cherries. This should give you around 1 kg of pitted cherries.
Combine the cherries and the sugar and let stand in the fridge for couple of hours.

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Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat (around 4.5). Stir frequently with
a wooden spoon and skim foam off surface for the next hour/hour and
5-10 minutes.

Reduce the heat and add 2-3 tablespoons rum and 80 g of peeled almonds to the mixture. Keep stirring for another 10 minutes to allow flavors to mix.

Ladle jam into preheated jars, leaving some head space. Seal jars, turn them upside down and leave them to cool down.

Makes about 4 250 ml (1/2 pint) jars. Enjoy!
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