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Cherry & Brandy Jam

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WIth our weather starting to cool down and remind us that winter is just around the corner, I have started to can and jar quite a few different things. So many that we are now completely out of jars after today. 

We just bought 12 lbs of Door County cherries from a farmers market that our friends picked up for us. We are now swimming in cherries, so what better way to use up some of them then make Cherry Jam. Here are the measurements I used, you can always break down for a smaller amount of cherries.

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Cherry & Brandy Jam

12 cups Door County Cherries
1/3 cup Brandy
13 cups sugar
3 boxes pectin
1/2 tsp butter

Prepare jars per jarring instructions.

Put 12 cups cherries into a large dutch oven along with the brandy, pectin and butter. Bring to a rolling boil. Once boiling, slowly add in the sugar and stir well. Bring back up to a rolling boil and let it boil for 1 minute. Turn off the heat and put into jars. Process for 10 minutes in a hot water bath and you are done! I got about 22 jars out of it. This is great served on scones, toast, pie crust or yogurt.

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