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Servings: 3 jars

Rainier cherry jam

Rainier Cherry Jam - if you are fan of Rainier cherries and would like to enjoy them all year round, you can preserve some in season Rainier cherries by making homemade jam, that will last for up to 1 year.


  • 10 cups Rainier cherries
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp pectin
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract or amaretto


  1. Wash cherries. Remove stems and pit. Chop cherries or leave them whole.
  2. Add cherries to a large pot and add the sugar and lemon juice inside. Stir.
  3. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 5-7 minutes, until they release liquid.
  4. In a small bowl combine the pectin and 1-2 tablespoons of sugar. Add to the cherries, stir and cook for 3 more minutes. Add vanilla or amaretto (optional).
  5. Pour jam into cleaner and sterilized hot jars and close the lids.
  6. Boil for 15 minutes in a canning pot with a rack.

  7. Store in a cool and dry place for up to 12 months.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: rainier cherries

Nutrition Information

Calories: 1098, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 12mg, Carbohydrates: 260g, Fiber: 17g, Sugar: 238g, Protein: 6g, Vitamin C: 81%, Calcium: 16%, Iron: 1%