Spiced Cherry Orange Jam
Spiced Cherry Orange Jam recipe
dark sweet pitted cherries
Slice oranges very thinly; place in preserving kettle; add water to cover by ¼ inch, about 5 cups.
Tie spices in a cheesecloth bag; add to kettle; bring to boil over high heat; reduce heat slightly; boil until oranges are very tender; remove spice bag and discard.
Add pitted cherries, lemon juice, and sugar to kettle; stir until sugar is dissolved; return mixture to boil; boil rapidly until mixture thickens and reaches gel stage, about 1 hour.
Cool for about 5 minutes, skimming off foam with a metal spoon and stirring occasionally.
Ladle into hot sterilized jars, leaving ½ inch headspace; seal with melted paraffin wax; cover with clean lids.
Store in a cool, dark, dry place.