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Homemade Cherry Jam

anubhav mahajan
A perfect spread on toasts and scones, bursting with flavours of fresh cherry and cinnamon.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, jams, spreads
Servings 1 bottle


  • 400 gms cherries
  • 170 gms granulated sugar unrefined brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice juice of fresh lemons
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder


  • 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:)
Keyword cherry, cherries, jam,spread,homemade jam