Recipe For Black Cherry And Thyme Jam

In order to compete in Freshly Blogged we had to buy all of the ingredients we needed for each challenge from Pick N Pay, a local supermarket. I ended up buying a whole lot of things we don’t eat such as rice, maize meal and potatoes. Yesterday, seeing as I had been chopped I took back some of the ingredients that I already have open in my pantry such as the custard powder and spices. However, I could not take back any of the fresh ingredients and I would never buy thyme as I have an abundance of it growing in my garden. I loathe waste in any form and while chatting to Nicola on Viber I decided to use the left over thyme when I made my next batch of jam. I used my quick jam recipe to make this black cherry and thyme jam but added pectin to it as it did not set up properly. It has a lovely taste and I am looking forward to some breakfast crumpets topped with it soon.

how do use up left over herbs, and do you grow your own?

Sourdough Bread and black cherry and thyme jam
Sourdough Bread and Black Cherry & Thyme Jam

Black Cherry And Thyme Jam
 
Ingredients
  • 250g frozen black cherries
  • 10 thyme stalks, picked
  • 80g honey
  • 15mls lemon juice
  • 7g apple pectin
Method
  1. Put all of the ingredients into a medium sized saucepan
  2. Put the heat on high and as soon as the cherries have defrosted mash them lightly with a potato masher
  3. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes
  4. Stir occasionally
  5. Put into a sterilized glass jar
  6. Put the lid on and turn to mix
  7. Allow to cool before refrigerating

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26 thoughts on “Recipe For Black Cherry And Thyme Jam

  1. What a delicious sounding combination. I grow as many herbs as I can every year. There is nothing like going outside to pick what you need! I love the look of your bread, too.
    Mary Frances sharing the blog ♥ Bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwichesMy Profile

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    1. Thank you Mary, home grown herbs are amazing! Thank you for the visit 🙂

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  2. A lovely easy honey sweetened black cherry & theme jam recipe! Love these insulair flavour combinations too! MMMMMM! Another must try!

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    1. Thanks Sophie 🙂

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  3. I love thyme in anything and it does go very well with sweet things doesn’t it. How gorgeous with that bread
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    1. It is amazing in sweet things Tania 🙂

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  4. oooh! you make jam sound like it’s so easy to make! haha.. I should give it a go too…

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    1. This is the easiest jam to make Sammie!

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  5. Love the sound of cherry and thyme together.

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    1. I am starting to experiment with fruit and herbs Tammy 🙂

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  6. Delicious sounding jam!

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    1. Thank you yummychunklet 🙂

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  7. I grow my own thyme and most of the regular fresh herbs, so would never buy them. I’m buying parsley at the moment because I had a parsley failure last season though. Because we have so much I would probably not bother to use up leftover herbs, but just chuck them back into the garden as mulch or feed them to the bunnies! The jam looks luscious!
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    1. My parsley also failed and Dave killed some of my coriander. I will replant everything as soon as the rain goes away 🙂

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  8. wow cherries and thyme! Very cool! I do like unusual flavour combos

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    1. I am always trying something new 🙂

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  9. I love fun fruit and herb combos for jam! This sounds great!

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    1. Thanks Joanne 🙂

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  10. This jam looks hectic my friend so delicious 🙂
    Love the flavour!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. Thank you Uru 🙂

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  11. I have tried thyme stalks in a few thinks lately and love the flavour but hate that you end up with the little pieces of wood like stalks which get in your teeth and give a negative eating experience. Think ill steer clear of this recipe in future

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    1. That is why I pick the leaves off the stalks. Thanks for the visit 🙂

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  12. Bet this jam would be great on scones too.
    Have a happy day.
    🙂 Mandy xo

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    1. Ah, a good excuse for me to bake this weekend 🙂

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  13. Excuse my ignorance but did you forget to list the thyme in the recipe? Sorry for the inconvenience. 🙁

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    1. Well spotted, and thank you for noticing and telling me!

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