With just three simple ingredients and a little bit of time, you can have a jar of this easy cherry jam in the fridge.  You'll love it over your morning yogurt, on a buttery slice of toast or even over ice cream. Simple, vegan and made without refined sugar. From @tasteLUVnourish
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Easy Cherry Jam


  • 1 pound fresh dark sweet cherries pitted and coarsely chopped
  • zest of one lemon
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup


  • In a small saucepan, combine the cherries, lemon zest and lemon juice. Over medium-high heat, bring the cherry mixture to a boil. Immediately reduce the heat to medium to medium-low and continue to simmer as the juices release and the cherries begin to break down. Simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the maple and bring the mixture back to a simmer. You may have to increase the heat just a bit and once simmering, reduce it to medium-low. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for another 20 to 25 minutes or until the mixture thickens up a bit.
  • Pour the mixture into a canning jar and allow to cool to room temperature before sealing and refrigerating.


Be sure to leave one to two inches of headroom when filling your jars. See my tips above if you're going to be freezing the jam.