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Cherry Apple Jam on Sour Cream Flan

Cherry Apple Jam. An amazing,  jewel like jam that is utterly delicious on plain toast for breakfast or on luscious desserts like this super easy sour cream flan.

Cherry Apple Jam in small glass dish with toast in background

Cherry Apple Jam

Last week I arrived home to find a present on my doorstep. A friend had come by some beautiful little sour cherries from her friend’s garden.

She lives in Shea Heights, a neighbourhood high atop the Southside Hills with stunning views of downtown St. John’s.

Cherry Apple Jam on a sour cream custard flan

Cherry Apple Jam on a sour cream flan.

The cherry tree was on the property when they bought it 20 years ago. Even in a terrible summer like this one, still gives up it’s annual sweet bounty.

This year I was lucky enough to share in that bounty and immediately set out to make this delicious Cherry Apple Jam. Actually, it was made with an eye to making yet another version of a family favorite dessert, a sour cream baked custard flan.

Cherry Apple Jam, perfect on morning toast

Cherry Apple Jam, so good on your morning toast.

This is a very simple and versatile dessert recipe, pairing well with almost any fruit topping. Over the years I’ve made many versions including strawberry, raspberry, apple, lemon, partridgeberry, blueberry and even tempting bakeapple.

Close Up photo of a container full of cloudberries a.k.a. bakeapples in Newfoundland

Close Up photo of a container full of cloudberries a.k.a. bakeapples in Newfoundland

This new version definitely did not disappoint and got rave reviews when we served it to visiting friends a few nights ago.

Cherry Apple Jam, worth hiding

I managed to get 4 jars of this gorgeous jam out of my little treasure trove of cherries. After making a flan and everyone in the house, including the kids having a love affair with this ruby red, jewel-like spread on toasted Georgestown Bakery Belgian Loaf, we are now down to a single jar.

Cherry Apple Jam photo collage with title text for Pinterest

I need to find a really good hiding place for the lone survivor. There’s a long winter ahead and we’ll all appreciate it more with a blanket of snow on the ground.

Get the recipe for the Sour Cream Flan here.

Cherry Apple Jam atop an uncut flan

Cherry Apple Jam is a delicious addition to cheesecake or this, oh so easy. sour cream flan/

For complete step-by step instructions on how to safely preserve jams in mason jars visit the Bernardin website.

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Originally published 2011. Updated August 2019 to provide a printable recipe option and to include nutritional information.

Cherry Apple Jam in small glass dish with toast in background
Yield: About 8 cups

Cherry Apple Jam on Sour Cream Flan

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Cherry Apple Jam. An amazing jewel-like jam that is utterly delicious on plain toast for breakfast or on luscious desserts like this super easy sour cream flan.

Ingredients

  • 3 large apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 8 cups cherries
  • 4 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 oz pectin crystals (I used Certo brand, 1 box)

Instructions

  1. Pit and chop the cherries into quarters to make 8 cups when chopped.
  2. Slowly simmer the apples in the water in a covered saucepan until they are completely softened.
  3. Puree the cherries and cooked apples in a food processor. Transfer to a saucepan and simmer for 10 minutes over low heat.
  4. Add the sugar.
  5. Bring to a boil and simmer for an additional 5 minutes, then add the pectin.
  6. Simmer for only one minute longer.
  7. Remove from heat and stir continuously for 5 to 7 minutes, skimming off any foam on the surface.
  8. Pour into sterilized jars and fit with sterilized lids. Let stand at room temperature for several hours to set.

Notes

For complete step-by step instructions on how to safely preserve jams in mason jars Bernardin Website

Get the recipe for the Sour Cream Custard Flan here.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

125

Serving Size

1 tbsp

Amount Per Serving Calories 38Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 1mgCarbohydrates 10gFiber 0gSugar 9gProtein 0g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.


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Jean Aylward

Sunday 15th of September 2019

What kind of cheeries do I buy to make this jam?

Inspired by eRecipeCards

Wednesday 10th of August 2011

wow... such incredible photos. It sounds amazing. Good tip on the full fat. I think the whole post is TOP NOTCH!

Winnie

Wednesday 10th of August 2011

I've just seen the photo on eRecipeCards - and it looks absolutely d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s !!

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