How to cook cherry jam?
Each of us remembers the delightful pink skins that grandmother or mother removed from the boiling cherry jam ... How to cook delicious cherry jam, which will remind you of the bounty of the garden in cold winter evenings?
Very tasty cherry jam is made from pitted berries. There are several ways to remove them: special machines, pins and just hands. Cherries are washed, cleaned of branches and dried in a colander. After removing the bones, cherries prick in several places. Sugar should be taken in a ratio of 1: 2 or 1: 1, in each case, the density of jam and taste will be different.
First, you need to cook sugar syrup: 1.5 cups of cherry juice or water and a half kilograms of sugar.
Purified cherries are poured with sugar syrup and do not touch for 2 hours. Then jam is cooked, stirring constantly. Willingness is determined as follows: drip jam on the nail, if it does not spread - ready. The old way is to put a little jam in a glass of cold water — readiness is determined by air bubbles rising upwards.
Some housewives while cooking jam add another ingredient - vanillin. About this method is described in detail in our article - How to make cherry jam.
Cherry jam with pits
Tasty jam is obtained from the berries with bones. Berries are washed, pierced in several places. Then placed in boiling water for 1.5 minutes and recline in a colander.
The proportions are as follows: 1.5 cups of water, 1 kilogram of cherries and 1.2 kilograms of sugar.
The cooking procedure is simple:
- Cook the syrup out of water and half the sugar.
- Then pour syrup over the cherry and leave for 4 hours.
- Then add the remaining sugar and cook for 10 minutes.
- Cherry jam is ready!
If the instructions and proportions are followed, the jam will turn out tasty and fragrant! There are a lot of ways to make cherry jam, if you keep proportions, it will be a great success.