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Persian sour cherry jam recipe | Moraba Albaloo, the delicious fixed base for breakfast tables in 7 steps

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Persian sour cherry jam conjures up soothing memories for many of us, whether a spoonful of jam, a jam sandwich as a child, or cooking jam as a homemade gift.

This sweet seasoning is much older than you think. Jam-making has interesting links with ancient methods of food preservation.

If you want to know more about the history of jams and preserves, be with The Cookery Magazine for extra information.

Ingredients for making Persian sour cherry jam

Sour Cherry1 kg
Sugar1 kg
lemon juice1 tablespoon
Vanilla (optional)As much as needed

Recipe for making Persian sour cherry jam

Cherries with a lighter color are much more suitable for making Persian sour cherry jam, ultimately resulting in a more colorful jam.
When buying cherries, please pay attention to their appearance. Cherries with a small depression-like groove at the bottom are not suitable for making jam at all, and they are crushed during pitting and lose their texture and shape completely.

To make cherry jam, use only pure cherries. Transplanted cherries look almost bigger than normal cherries and are unsuitable for making jam.

sour cherry corer

The first step:

The first step to making Persian sour cherry jam is to remove the core of the cherries.

To do this, you can use a corer, which is the easiest method, or do it with a toothpick.

(Be careful not to throw away the cores of the cherries!)

Cherry Corer Remover Tool

The second step:

After removing the cherries’ core, you must put them in a suitable pot. To do this, you need to pour a layer of cherries and a layer of sugar and finally let the cherries drain.
Like the way, we used to prepare strawberry jam to the sweetness of a childhood dream.

The third step:

In this method of making moraba albaloo, you also need its kernels.

At this stage of how to prepare a beautiful homemade Persian sour cherry jam, you should put the kernels in a glass of boiling water, and after it gets colored, strain the boiling water; Add cherry juice to the pot, and finally, put it in the refrigerator for 24 hours to drain it well.

The fourth step:

Sour Cherries jam jelly

After this period, remove the pot from the refrigerator and put it on the heat until it boils. Some foam collects on the pot’s surface during boiling, which you must collect with a spoon.

If you do not do this, the color of the jam will be dull, and you will have a dull color sour cherry jam, and you should not expect clear cherry jam.

The fifth step in Persian sour cherry jam:

It would help if you considered the time of 30 minutes for cooking and thickening the beautiful Persian sour cherry jam.

If the time is longer than this, the color of the jam will darken, and its quality will decrease. The same thing should be considered in the preparation of miniature oranges jam.

The sixth step:

You should know that if the jam has not reached the desired concentration after 30 minutes, you should remove the cherries from the pot and let only the syrup cook.

Seventh step in Persian sour cherry jam:

Sour cherry

When the elastic state is created in the liquid, its cooking is finished. At this stage, if you want, you can add some vanilla and lemon juice to the jam.

Allow the jam to cool completely for a few hours, pour it into glass containers (jar), and store it in the refrigerator.

Persian sour cherry jam in jar

Golden tips for having the best Moraba Albaloo

Jam consistency has a great impact on jam quality. A jam that does not have the required consistency will mold. A jam that has been boiled and thickened too much will become sugary or gummy.

Pay attention that the concentration of jam juice and syrup will increase after cooling.

If you notice in the middle of cooking the jam that your cherries are too watery and it may take a long time to reach the consistency of the jam, you can remove the cherries from the juice with the help of a spatula.

moraba albaloo

Now let the juice boil alone and reach its consistency; after reaching the consistency of syrup, add cherries to the syrup and let it boil for five minutes, then turn off the heat.

Note that the spoon and frother you use inside the jam must be clean and dry because using a wet spoon causes the jam to mold.

You can also use a little Citric acid to avoid using lemon juice.

One of the things that must be adjusted in the preparation of jam is the amount of sugar. The sweetness and sourness of the jam depends on the amount of added sugar, so you can increase or decrease the amount of sugar according to your and your family’s taste.

Having a journey in the history of Moraba Albaloo

According to the research, the number of jam fans in the countries of England, Italy, and Spain, and more than all regions of the world in the Middle East region, the jam has many fans, and jam is part of their diet. Jam is the best breakfast that provides energy for the whole day.

One of the reasons for turning fresh fruits into jam is that each season has its own fruits, and we cannot eat all the fruits we want in all seasons. One of the ways to preserve fruits is to make jam out of them. 

One of the other purposes of jamming fruits is the variety of food on colorful tables, which has penetrated our culture. 

sour cherry marmalade

For example, a housewife who puts colorful jams on her table for reception is a sign that she is a housewife! 

Or, in the food customs of our Old Azeri compatriots, after eating the main meal, they must serve jam so that their food is easier to digest!

Frequently Asked Questions about Persian sour cherry jam

What are the other names of Persian sour cherry jam?

We can call it Persian sour cherry, Moraba Albaloo, or Persian sour cherry Marmalade.

How long does it take to prepare and cook Persian sour cherry jam?

Preparation time: 1 hour
Cooking time for cherry jam: 30 minutes

Can we use brown sugar instead of white sugar to make almond jam?

Yes, making Persian sour cherry jam with brown sugar is better. Brown sugar is better for health; it contains calcium and magnesium minerals and has fewer calories.


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