Two jars of husk cherry jam from homemade recipe

Ground Cherry Jam Recipe

Servings 4 quarter pint jars


  • 3 cups Ground Cherries, husked (about 5 pints in husks, or 2 pounds)
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice


  1. Husk the ground cherries and add them to a saucepan.
  2. Add the lemon juice and cook over low heat until the ground cherries have popped and released their juices.  Give it a stir to break them up a bit.
  3. Add the sugar and cook over medium heat until the jam thickens, about 15 minutes.
  4. Pour into clean quarter pint mason jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace and store in the refrigerator or process in a water bath canner for 5 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Canning Instructions: 1/4 inch headspace and 5 minute water bath process time