• Cherry Sangria Jam

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    • Based on Sweet Cherry Jam with Merlot and inspired by UnCommon Goods
    • Ingredients
    • 1 navel orange, washed well
    • 4 c. sweet cherries, pitted (Mine were frozen but thawed.)
    • 4 c. sugar
    • 1/4 c. bottled lemon juice
    • 1/2 c. Tempranillo wine*
    • 1 box powdered pectin (6 T. if using bulk pectin.)


    Cherry Sangria Jam

    By Eliot, on September 9th, 2018

    I love Uncommon Goods. The catalog is full of unusual, cool, quirky and expensive items. But, I do find a lot of inspiration from it.

    Just like these crazy sounding boozy fruit salsas.

    Don’t they sound amazing? Since I did little canning this summer, I wanted to experiment with interesting flavors for holiday gifts when I did find time to preserve. I loved the idea of a sangria inspired concoction. Instead of salsa, though, I would make jam.

    Mom brought me some lovely cherries from her tree during her visit in July. I froze them until I could come up with a great idea. This was it. Since we made our own Tempranillo (from kits), I decided that this Spanish wine would be great for a cherry-sangria inspired jam.

    Cherry Sangria Jam


    Prepare a waterbath and sterilize jars.

    Thinly slice the orange and then quarter each slice. Quarter the quarter.

    Place the orange slices, cherries, sugar, wine and lemon juice in a large heavy bottomed pot.

    Bring to a boil, stirring often, skimming any foam that forms.

    Once the temperature reaches 220 F., add in the pectin and stir until it’s dissolved

    Bring to a boil for one minute and then take off the heat

    Ladle the jam evenly into hot sterilized jars, making sure to leave a 1/4″ headspace.

    Place lids and rings on the jars and place in jar rack and lower into the boiling waterbath. Make sure water covers jars by at least 1 inch.

    Process for 15 minutes then carefully remove jars.

    Let set for one day then check to make sure they are sealed.

    Store in a cool dry place until ready to use.

    Yield: 4-6 half pints

    *Use whatever red you want.

    This smells delicious when it is cooking, exactly like Sangria.

    Not sure how to take this photo without my reflection! 🙂

    Aside: These are the cutest little jars that I bought at TJ Maxx a couple of years ago. They are Bormioli Rocco Quattro Stagioni 5 oz. jars and I love them. I reuse them for vinaigrettes, etc., but I wanted to can with them again so I ordered the one-piece lids from Amazon. Good Lord, but they were over a buck a piece. I still love the cuteness factor, though.

    Thanks, Mom, for the cherries. I only found a few pits. 🙂 Hope you enjoyed your jar that came in your recent birthday box!

    I have ordered from Uncommon Goods before and love their products. (See here.) And, we have been inspired before from items in their catalog during our annual Christmas-gift-making-blitz.

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