Instant Pot Cherry Jam

Instant Pot Cherry Jam

This Instant Pot Cherry Jam is a delicious jam that is perfect on toast or biscuits. You can also serve it over yogurt and ice cream. And it's a lovely gift idea for friends and family!

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot Cherry Jam
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 1 Pint
Author Recipes Simple


  • 1 lb. fresh cherries
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 cup Honey (up to one cup for sweeter flavor)
  • 1 package pectin


  1. Clean, pit, and roughly chop your cherries.

  2. Place your instant pot on sauté. Add in the honey, and allow to melt, about 2 minutes. Turn off pot.

  3. After the honey has melted, add in the cherries, juice of one half of a lemon, and pectin powder. Stir cherries to combine all ingredients.

  4. Turn your Instant pot back on, and set to high pressure for 5 minutes. Place the lid on, close the valve, and press start.

  5. After the 5 minutes is over, allow to naturally release. After about 10 minutes, if you cannot open the top, open the valve and allow the rest of the pressure to release.

  6. Add the jam into glass jars and properly seal. Place upside down until they cool completely. Place in your refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

Keep in mind that your jam will thicken as it cools. Don’t add in more pectin than mentioned above.