Take advantage of that very short time you can find delicious and fresh cherries on the market and make this wonderful jam. It will keep for a very long time if you preserve it well. Here is what you are going to need for this:
4 cups pitted and chopped sweet cherries
4 tablespoons lemon juice
¼ cup water
1 49 gr. pack pectin
5 cups granulated sugar
Prepare your jars and get them hot.
Place the chopped cherries in a heavy pot. Whisk in the lemon juice, water and pectin. Mix well. Bring to a boil, over high heat, constantly stirring. Add the sugar all at once and bring back to a rolling boil. Stir jam constantly for one minute. Turn off heat. Remove foam from the top
of your jam. Bottle and process as per jar instructions.
Dress up jar with a pretty label and a checkered piece of cloth over the lid. Give out as a gift or simply enjoy it yourself!