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Here is David Leibowitz's no pectin recipe. I make just about every other kind of
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Posted to Thread #29633 at 7:17 am on May 17, 2017
jam, both with added pectin or not, but don't have access to cherries enough to make jam.
For his recipe, if you are doing no pectin, I would suggest after the first cooking of the cherries to remove the fruit and boil the liquid until it is near the jelling point (220*) and then add the fruit back and finish and put in jars. This is what I do for strawberries. I also let the fruit macerate in sugar (he boils his first) up to overnight but at least 3-4 hours.
For his recipe a number of comments are about it not jelling-and overcooking. The way I have described above will help with those problems.
Hope this helps.
I also do jams and jellies with added pectin, but not the "full dose" as you would with a package of Sure Jell. You can now buy it in a jar and tailor your product as to amount of sugar, which is nice.
I do NOT like the low sugar pectins--I don't like the texture of the jelly it produces at all. Just an opinion.
Other messages in this thread:
- 29633. ISO your favorite sweet cherry jam or preserve recipe?? My tree is loaded! [NT] - cheezz - 1:33am on 05/17/17 (11)
- Here is David Leibowitz's no pectin recipe. I make just about every other kind of - Charley - 7:17am on 05/17/17
- I have used Liebowitz's recipe and it works great! (nt) [NT] - mistral - 4:02pm on 05/18/17
- Here is another link that uses pectin and describes the entire process in great detail. - Charley - 8:07am on 05/17/17
- The plate test is what I use with Liebowitz's instructions . . . - mistral - 4:14pm on 05/18/17
- I would like to water bath them for a better seal - will 15 min affect the final product? [NT] - cheezz - 1:42am on 05/20/17
- No, it should not affect the final product, and it will make a great seal. (nt) [NT] - mistral - 3:37pm on 05/20/17
- Mistral help!!! My jam didn't jell enough - can I re-boil it? [NT] - cheezz - 12:02pm on 05/22/17
- No pectin - just cherries and sugar [NT] - cheezz - 12:04pm on 05/22/17
- Hey, cheezz, I thought you lived in the L.A. area? What variety (name) of cherries are you growing? [NT] - mistral - 4:23pm on 05/18/17
- Bing. And yes, I did live in L.A. but moved to the Sacramento area last year. [NT] - cheezz - 1:40am on 05/20/17
- I want a sweet cherry Tree! [NT] - barb_b - 8:53pm on 05/19/17