This divine spread was adapted from the Cilantropist. Cherry season is on and what a wonderful way to fill your home with the most wonderful aroma, and the sweetest preserves!
Cherry Vanilla Jam
4 cups of pitted cherries
½ cup of lemon juice
½ cup white sugar
½ cup brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
Add the cherries, sugar and lemon juice to a medium pot. Cook over medium heat until they begin to bubble. Continue to cook for 20-25 minutes stirring often. Add vanilla and cook until the consistency is jelly like and will coat the back of a spoon. Mash cherries to desired consistency.
I have done this recipe a couple of times. I have made chunky and a smoother preserve by using my hand blender to whip the cherries to a smoother consistency.
I made a batch for the freezer and a canned a batch, processing for 20 minutes in a water bath.
Needing a quick way to pit your cherries! See my link here!