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Perfect Sour Cherry Jam

Simmering the cherries before adding the other ingredients helps to create a juicier, more spreadable jam. If the fruit separates in the jars, wait until they have sealed and cooled (about one hour) and then shake or roll them very gently to redistribute the fruit.

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