Put the clean, pitted cherries in a wide bottomed thick pan on slow heat, along with lemon juice .Mix it well and let it simmer on slow heat for 5-7 minutes.
Using a masher mash the cherries, so that there are not too many lumps.
Add sugar, and mix.After adding sugar, don't stir it too much , as that lowers the temperature.
Remove any scum from top, and then add a little cinnamon powder, to add cinnamon flavour to your jam.This is completely optional. You can simply make the cherry jam without any additional flavour.
To check if the jam is done, use the ' wrinkle method’, as explained above.
Turn off the heat and remove any scum/foam from the top of the jam and throw away.
Fill the jam in jars .Fill it till the top. Cover it with wax paper(thats optional if you have sterilised the jars properly), and close the lid tightly.Leave it in a cool dry place.
Lather this homemade jam on your toasts, tarts, cakes, scones or pastries. I even tried making a yummy cherry milkshake with the home made jam and it turned out fantastic:)