One of our customers at the Country Village Farmer’s Market passed this recipe on to us. A few of the Tonnemaker crew make it at least once a year, if not more. Our frozen sweet cherries work well for this recipe, though it calls for Sweetheart cherries.
Cherry Amaretto Jam
1 Qt pitted & chopped Sweetheart Cherries (if using Tonnemaker frozen cherries, buy 2lbs)
1 pkg powdered pectin
1/4 C. Lemon Juice
1/4 C. Almond Liqueur
1/2 tsp. each Ground Cinnamon & Ground Cloves
4 1/2 C. Sugar
Combine all ingredients, except sugar, in a large sauce pan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Add sugar, stirring until dissolved. return to a rolling boil. Boil 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim foam if necessary. Ladle hot jam into prepared jars, leaving 1/4″ headspace. Adjust two-piece caps. Process 10 minutes in a water bath (boiling water) canner.
Yield: about 6 half-pint jars