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This is a lovely addition to a holiday cheese plate, making entertaining elegant and effortless for guests planned, or those pleasantly unexpected.


chipotle cherry jam

1 teaspoon cornstarch

1/3 cup water, divided use

12 ounce package of frozen cherries, thawed

juice of 2 lemons

1/4 cup sugar

1 minced chipotle pepper in adobo

In a small bowl, combine cornstarch with about 1 teaspoon of the water, stirring until cornstarch is dissolved.

In a saucepan, combine cornstarch mixture, remaining water, cherries, lemon juice, sugar and chipotle pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Serve room temperature, or refrigerate and serve cold.