Savory Cherry Jam

  • 4 cups fresh Chilean cherries, pitted and halved 2410
  • 1/2 cup orange juice 2411
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried 2412
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika 2413
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 2414

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Combine cherries, orange juice, thyme, paprika and salt in a 9x13-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. Cool and store tightly covered in the refrigerator up to one week.

Serve as a condiment on a cheese tray, with grilled pork or roasted chicken or inside a toasted cheese sandwich with provolone or cheddar cheese.

Recipe from the Chilean Fresh Fruit Association