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                          SPICED CHERRY ORANGE JAM
 
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 Serving Size  : 11   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts                         Jams
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    4                    Oranges
                         Water
    2                    Sticks cinnamon
    4                    Whole allspice
    6                    Whole cloves
    4       lb           Fresh dark sweet cherries,
                         -pitted
      1/2   c            Fresh lemon juice
    6 1/2   c            Sugar
 
   Slice oranges very thinly; place in preserving kettle; add water to cover
   by 1/4 inch, about 5 cups.  Tie spices in a cheesecloth bag; add to kettle;
   bring to boil over high heat; reduce heat slightly; boil until oranges are
   very tender; remove spice bag and discard.  Add pitted cherries, lemon
   juice, and sugar to kettle; stir until sugar is dissolved; return mixture
   to boil; boil rapicly until mixture thickens and reaches gel stage, about 1
   hour.  Cool for about 5 minutes, skimming off foam with a metal spoon and
   stirring occasionally.  Ladle into hot sterilized jars, leaving 1/2 inch
   headspace; seal with melted paraffin wax; cover with clean lids.  Store in
   a cool, dark, dry place.  Makes 11 1/2 pint jars.
   
   Origin:  Appeal (quarterly publication from Overwaitea Foods) Shared by:
   Sharon Stevens.
  
 
 
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