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Delicious cherry jam made using the conserve method.
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Black Cherry Jam - Conserve Method

A delicious easy cherry jam made using the conserve method, so preserving the fruit in its whole form.  No need to use jam sugar with added pectin - just add a little lemon juice to help the fruit set. Gluten Free. 
Servings: 100 servings
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Steeping time8 hrs
Total Time50 mins


  • 1200 g Stoned cherries - (6 cups)
  • 1000 g Sugar - (5 cups)
  • 2 tbs Lemon juice


  • Stone the cherries. This is best done with a cherry stoner. Make sure the stone is removed from each fruit. 
  • One third of the fruit - about two cups into quarters
  • Put in a bowl cover with sugar add lemon juice. Stir. Cover and leave.
  • Cook at a rolling boil until setting point of 105C and test by placing a teaspoon onto a frozen plate. If it sets, the jam is ready to be transferred to sterilized jars. 


  • Makes 5-6 jars
  • This recipe is 3 Weight Watchers Smart Points per portion
• Please note that the nutrition information provided below is approximate and meant as a guideline only.
• Unless stated otherwise cup conversions have been made with an online tool. For accuracy please check with your favoured conversion tool. We recommend buying inexpensive digital kitchen scales.
Calories: 44kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Potassium: 20mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 2mg