READY IN: 30minsYIELD: 6 Half pints


  • 6cups pitted dark sweet cherries, coarsely chopped(from fresh or frozen)
  • 6tablespoons ball real fruit classic pectin
  • 14 cupbottled lemon juice
  • 6cupssugar
  • 23 cupunsweetened cocoa

  • Combine first 3 ingredients in a 4-qt. stainless steel or enameled Dutch oven. Bring mixture to a full rolling boil that cannot be stirred down, over high heat, stirring constantly.
  • Meanwhile, stir together sugar and cocoa until blended; add all at once to boiling cherry mixture. Return mixture to a full rolling boil. Boil hard 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim foam, if necessary.
  • Ladle hot jam into a hot jar, leaving 1/4 -inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Wipe jar rim. Center lid on jar. Apply band, and adjust to fingertip-tight. Place jar in boiling-water canner. Repeat until all jars are filled.
  • Process jars 10 minutes, adjusting for altitude. Turn off heat; remove pot lid, and let jars stand 5 minutes. Remove jars from pot and cool.
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