Low-Sugar Jam Recipe: Sweet Cherry Jam

Sweet Cherry Jam, when made using Pomona’s Universal Pectin, becomes a great low-sugar jam recipe.

| March 2012

  • Low-Sugar Jam Recipe: Sweet Cherry Jam
    You can try this Low-Sugar Jam Recipe: Sweet Cherry Jam with sweet or sour cherries.
    Fotolia/Igor Negovelov

  • Low-Sugar Jam Recipe: Sweet Cherry Jam

Pomona's Universal Pectin is different from other pectins because its jelling power is activated by calcium, not by sugar content. This allows this Sweet Cherry Jam Recipe to be cooked with low amounts of sugar or honey. Try this recipe with sweet or sour cherries. 

Pomona Universal Pectin Is Unique for Low-Sugar Jam Recipes 

Low-Sugar Jam Recipe: Sweet Cherry Jam

4 cups pitted, chopped, and mashed sweet cherries
1/4 cup lemon or lime juice
1/2 to 1 cup honey or 3/4 up to 2 cups sugar
4 teaspoons calcium water (included in Pomona’s box)
3 teaspoons Pomona’s Pectin powder

Prepare fruit and measure into saucepan with lemon or lime juice.

Add calcium water to fruit (see Pomona’s directions for making calcium water) and stir well.

Measure sugar or cold/room temperature honey into separate bowl. Thoroughly mix pectin powder into sweetener.

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