Cherry Rhubarb Jam Recipe from USA

Cherry Rhubarb Jam

Cherry Rhubarb Jam Recipe from USA
Region / culture: USA | Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 25 minutes | Servings: 10


Cherry Rhubarb Jam
Cherry Rhubarb Jam

Cherry Rhubarb Jam is a delicious and sweet jam that combines the tartness of rhubarb with the sweetness of cherries. This jam is perfect for spreading on toast, biscuits, or even using as a topping for desserts.


The combination of cherries and rhubarb in jam is a classic recipe that has been enjoyed for generations. Both fruits are in season during the summer months, making it the perfect time to make this delicious jam.


How to prepare

  1. Cook the rhubarb in water until it becomes tender.
  2. Add sugar while stirring constantly.
  3. Cook for a few more minutes.
  4. Add the pie filling and cook for 10 minutes, gently breaking up the cherries.
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. Add 6 oz (170 g) of Jello and stir until it dissolves.
  7. Pour the mixture into jars and seal them, or store it in the refrigerator or freezer.


  • Try adding a splash of lemon juice for a citrusy twist.
  • Add a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg for a warm and spicy flavor.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to cut the rhubarb into small pieces to ensure it cooks evenly.

- Stir the sugar constantly while cooking to prevent it from burning.

- Gently break up the cherries in the pie filling to distribute them evenly throughout the jam.

- Store the jam in sterilized jars to ensure it stays fresh for longer.

Serving Suggestions

Serve this jam on toast, biscuits, or as a topping for desserts like ice cream or yogurt.

Cooking Techniques

This recipe uses a simple stovetop cooking method to create the jam.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you don't have sugar-free Jello, you can use regular Jello or gelatin.

Make Ahead Tips

This jam can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Presentation Ideas

Serve the jam in a decorative jar or use it as a filling for thumbprint cookies.

Pairing Recommendations

This jam pairs well with cheese, crackers, or scones.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store the jam in sterilized jars in a cool, dark place. Once opened, store in the refrigerator and consume within two weeks.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Cherry Rhubarb Jam contains approximately 120 calories.


Each serving of Cherry Rhubarb Jam contains approximately 30 grams of carbohydrates.


This jam is low in fat, with less than 1 gram of fat per serving.


Cherry Rhubarb Jam contains no protein.

Vitamins and minerals

This jam is a good source of vitamin C, thanks to the cherries and rhubarb.


This recipe may contain allergens such as sugar and gelatin.


Cherry Rhubarb Jam is a sweet and delicious jam that is low in fat and a good source of vitamin C.


Cherry Rhubarb Jam is a delicious and sweet jam that is perfect for spreading on toast or using as a topping for desserts. With a perfect balance of tartness and sweetness, this jam is sure to become a favorite in your household.

How did I get this recipe?

I remember the excitement I felt when I first saw this recipe for Cherry Rhubarb Jam. It was many years ago, back when I was just a young girl living in a small town nestled in the countryside. My grandmother, who was known for her delicious jams and preserves, had received this recipe from a dear friend who had passed it down through generations.

The ingredients were simple yet intriguing: fresh cherries, tangy rhubarb, sugar, and a hint of cinnamon. I had never tasted anything quite like it before, and I knew I had to learn how to make it myself. So, one sunny afternoon, my grandmother and I set out to gather the necessary ingredients from the local market.

As we picked out the ripe cherries and vibrant rhubarb, my grandmother shared stories of her own experiences with making jams. She told me about the time she learned how to make strawberry preserves from her own mother, and how she had experimented with different fruit combinations over the years.

Back in her cozy kitchen, we got to work preparing the fruit. We washed and chopped the cherries and rhubarb, the sweet aroma filling the room. My grandmother taught me how to carefully measure out the sugar and spices, explaining the importance of getting the ratios just right for the perfect consistency.

As we stirred the fruit mixture over the stove, I watched in awe as the colors melded together to create a beautiful deep red hue. The scent of simmering cherries and rhubarb filled the air, making my mouth water in anticipation. My grandmother smiled at my excitement, knowing that I was eager to taste the final product.

After what felt like hours of stirring and waiting, the jam finally reached the perfect thick, glossy consistency. My grandmother poured it into sterilized jars, sealing them tight with lids. As we waited for the jam to cool, she told me stories of her own childhood and the memories she had of making preserves with her own grandmother.

When the jars had cooled enough to handle, we opened one up and spread the jam on freshly baked bread. The taste was unlike anything I had ever experienced – the sweet cherries paired perfectly with the tangy rhubarb, and the hint of cinnamon added a warm, comforting flavor. I couldn't help but exclaim in delight at how delicious it was.

From that day on, I was hooked on making jams and preserves. I spent countless hours in my grandmother's kitchen, experimenting with different fruit combinations and perfecting my technique. I learned the importance of patience and precision when it came to making jams, and I cherished the time spent with my grandmother, passing down her knowledge to me.

To this day, whenever I make Cherry Rhubarb Jam, I think back to that sunny afternoon in my grandmother's kitchen. The memories of learning how to make this recipe will always hold a special place in my heart, reminding me of the love and tradition that went into every jar of jam I create. And I hope that one day, I can pass down this recipe to my own grandchildren, continuing the legacy of delicious homemade jams for generations to come.


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