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.