Smoky Roasted Cherry Jam

Smoky Roasted Cherry Jam

5 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2010

This is not a sweet jam to eat on your peanut butter sandwich, rather a smoky, roasted cherry jam that goes well with savory foods like cheese, grilled pork tenderloin or roasted chicken. Try it on a grilled cheese sandwich with extra-sharp Cheddar or fontina cheese.

Ingredients 24 servings

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  • 4 cups halved pitted fresh cherries or thawed and drained frozen whole cherries
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme or ½ teaspoon dried
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


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  1. Preheat oven to 450F.
  2. Combine cherries, orange juice, thyme, paprika and salt in a 9-by-13-inch baking pan. Roast, stirring 3 or 4 times, until the cherries are starting to break down and the liquid has thickened, 35 to 45 minutes.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 week.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 tablespoon
  • Per serving: 19 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 1 g fiber; 5 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 3 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 55 IU vitamin A; 5 mg vitamin C; 4 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 24 mg sodium; 69 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: free food

Reviews 5

August 02, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
This was incredible. I made several batches and canned it to give away as gifts. That's how good it is. I also added a tiny spash of red wine which gave it a nice flavor.
June 07, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
My partner and I made this because we are cutting out sugars and this is great! I really love the flavor and it is great with Peanut Butter.
May 31, 2010
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By: jordanhorowitz
Put this over grilled pork tenderloin. Delicious!
May 30, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
My family loved this. We served it with grilled turkey and cheese sandwiches and artichokes of on the side.
April 28, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Loved this with Baby Swiss!
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