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Slow Cooker Cherry Jam

This easy peasy cherry jam cooks to perfection in your slow cooker!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time3 hours
Total Time3 hours 10 minutes
Course: Slow Cooker
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cherry jam, jam
Servings: 1 n/a
Calories: 2047kcal


  • 4 cups pitted cherries
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 tbsp fruit pectin the dry kind like Sure-Jel


  • Place cherries, sugar, lemon juice and salt in the slow cooker. Stir gently and let this sit for 15 minutes so the sugar starts dissolving.
  • Sprinkle pectin on top, do NOT stir.
  • Cover and cook on low for 2 1/2 hours, stirring twice during the cook time.
  • Remove the lid and set the cooker to high and cook an additional 2-3 hours or until the liquid is of a syrupy consistency.
  • NOTE: I cooked mine 3 hours on high and the liquid coated the back of a spoon–I like a thicker jam. Cook less if you want a looser consistency.
  • My yield was 3 half-pint mason jars–aka jelly jars.


Serving: 1person | Calories: 2047kcal | Carbohydrates: 530g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 93mg | Potassium: 1225mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 471g | Vitamin A: 353IU | Vitamin C: 50mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 3mg