Rinse clean plastic containers and lids with boiling water. Dry thoroughly.
Stem and pit cherries. Chop cherries very finely. Measure exactly 5 cups chopped cherries into large bowl.
Mix sugar and pectin in large saucepan. Stir in water. Bring to boil on medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 min. Remove from heat. Add cherries; stir 1 min. or until well blended.
Fill all containers immediately to within 1/2 inch of tops. Wipe off top edges of containers; immediately cover with lids. Let stand at room temperature 24 hours. Jam is now ready to use. Store in refrigerator up to 3 weeks or freeze extra containers up to 1 year. Thaw in refrigerator before using.
How to Measure Precisely
To get exact level cup measures of sugar, spoon sugar into dry metal or plastic measuring cups, then level by scraping excess sugar from top of cup with straight-edged knife.
Use this fat-free lower-sugar jam in place of a fat-based spread on toasted bread slices or bagel halves.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 6g
Dietary Fibers 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Makes about 7 (1-cup) containers or 112 servings, 1 Tbsp. each.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.