Serano Cherry Jam | Mrs. Wages

Serrano Cherry Jam

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  • Yields: 8 Pints
Serano Cherry Jam | Mrs. Wages


16 cups cherries (fresh or frozen)

1 cup Serrano peppers (seeded minced)

4 cups sugar

1/4 cup olive oil

4 cups water

1 box Mrs. Wages® Fruit Pectin Home Jell®


1In a large pot on high heat pour the olive oil in and bring to almost smoke point.

2Add the minced Serrano peppers and blister.

3Add the cherries and the sugar, reduce the heat then pour in the water then bring to a simmer to dissolve the sugar.

4Add the Mrs. Wages® Fruit Pectin Home Jell® and continue to cook for 15 minutes.

5Remove from heat, ladle jam into freezer containers, leaving 1/2-inch head space.

6Store in freezer up to 12 months. Once a container is opened, keep in refrigerator and use within a few days.

Note: Olive oil is used to blister the Serrono peppers, most of the oil will absorb or dissipate.

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