Easy Peasy Ground Cherry Jam

Yield: 3 medium jars or 6 small jars of jam.


  • 3 cups ground cherries, taken out of their paper husks
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 box powdered pectin
  • 3 cups sugar
  • sterilized jars


Wash them the ground cherries well and put in a pot with lemon juice, water and powdered pectin.
Bring to a boil and when ground cherries start to burst, mash them good.
After they are mashed and boiling add 3 cups of sugar all at once. Return to a boil and boil according to pectin package directions, usually 1-3 minutes.
Put in sterilized jars. Screw on lids and invert for 5 minutes then turn over and allow to cool till lids pop, when you know the lids are sealed.