Whether you are dealing with the really sour stuff like myself, process sour cherries straight away as they become quite juicy. It is better to cook them longer and make a sour cherry jam. As this jam is a great sour cherry base, it is ideal for pairing with meats, butter pie crust or as an addition to heavier chutneys. Yummy, yummy – Let’s start!
Basic Sour Cherry Marmalade is suitable for kids from the age of 1. Depending on the amount of sugar, offer on a piece of bread as an afternoon snack or breakfast.
Total Time: 30 minutes + 1.5 hour of cooking
Add all the sugar in and taste. It should be sour and sweet at the same time. Mix and let it become a beautiful jelly for about 40 more minutes. Stir occasionally.
Mold the jam into clean glass jars and close them tightly. Wrap in a warm blanket and let them cool down completely.
Makes 5 medium jars.