GEORGIAN CUISINE
Georgian white cherry jam with nuts
10 August, 2016
Georgia has always been a country of rich and fruitful lands. Since ancient times, Georgia has been engaged in farming, fruit growing, horticulture and viticulture. Since the country is rich in fruit crops, each season, when various fruits and berries ripen, Georgian housewives make a variety of jams known as ‘muraba’ in Georgian, so that later, in the long cold evenings, together with a cup of tea to enjoy the taste of summer. White cherry muraba with nuts is the
must try jam of Georgian cuisine. Here we offer you the recipe:

Ingredients:


• White cherries – 1 kg
• Sugar – 1 kg
• Lemon with thick skin – 1 piece.
• Cleaned small hazelnuts or walnust – 500 grams
• vanilla – 1 pack

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Preparation:

Bake nuts on a frying pan or in the oven and then rub them between your hands to remove the husks. Remove pits from cherries with a special machine, a hair pin or paper clip. Put the nuts inside the each cherry. Boil the syrup of sugar and 1/2 cup of water, cool it a little, put the stuffed berries in the pot, add vanilla pod and bring to the boiling point. Remove the foam with a slotted spoon. After boiling, remove from heat and let it cool for about 2 hours. Repeat this process (bring to a boil, cool) three times. Slice the lemon in thin semicircles. After the third process of boiling put the lemon slices into the jam. Pour the jam into prepared jars, cover them and store in a dark place.

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