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Amaretto Cherry Jam

Liven up your stash of homemade jams by including a few jars of Amaretto Cherry Jam. It has all the juicy, dark and sweet flavours of cherry jam along with a lively buzz of almond flavour from the Amaretto. This jam is great on toast for a breakfast treat but it also makes a wonderful & luxurious filling for sponge cakes too.
This recipe makes 2 x 340g jars (equivalent to 45 servings of 15g)
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Cooling time10 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Worldwide
Servings: 45
Calories: 47kcal


  • 700 g/ 1 lb and 8.5 oz (or 25 oz) Stoned black cherries
  • 400 g/ 2 cups White sugar (granulated or caster)
  • 8 teaspoon Lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract or paste
  • 4 teaspoon Amaretto almond liqueur
  • 1 teaspoon Butter (optional)


  • Prepare enough sterilised jars to hold 680g jam
  • Roughly cut the cherries and put into a medium-sized heavy-based pan with the sugar and lemon juice
  • Cook over a moderate heat, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon until the sugar has dissolved and the fruit has softened (10-15 minutes)
  • Optional step: briefly pulse the fruit with a stick blender a couple of times to break the fruit up slightly. Take care not to over process the fruit - the aim is to leave texture and lumps of fruit in the jam rather than reducing it to a puree
  • Add the Amaretto and the vanilla. Stir to combine
  • Return the pan to the hob and turn the heat up to medium-high. Allow the jam to bubble and boil, testing the temperature every few minutes with a food thermometer (I used my Thermapen) until the setting point of 105C/ 221F is reached. This will take around 10 minutes
  • Take the pan off the heat, stir in the butter (if using) and allow to cool for 10 minutes before decanting into sterilised jars. Top with a disc of wax paper (optional)
  • Seal the jars immediately, turn them upside down and let cool completely before labelling
  • Store in a cool place for up to 12 months. Once opened, refrigerate and use within 3 weeks


Serving: 15g | Calories: 47kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg