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Sweet Basque Cherry Jam from La Maison du Piment

La Maison du Piment

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Whole Black Cherries from French Basque Country

From the Basque region of southern France (home of the beloved Piment d’Espelette) come luscious, tender cherries in a light, pourable syrup. This fantastic, flavorful artisan fruit preserve is made with rare cerises noires (black cherries) harvested near the village of Itxassou in the French Basque Country. Modern demands for higher yield fruit have diminished production of this unique cherry from three hundred tons in the 1920s to little more than three tons today, so this small production cherry confit truly offers a taste of times gone by. Made with only cherries, cane sugar, lemon juice and pectin, what stands out is the unadulterated sweet-tart flavor and luxurious texture of cherries.

How to use

Traditionally used as the filling for the flaky double-crust tart called Gâteau Basque, Sweet Basque Cherry Confit is also delicious as an accompaniment for Basque sheep’s milk cheeses such as Ossau-Iraty. It’s also phenomenal on hot buttermilk biscuits or scones with clotted cream, in mini tart shells with mascarpone, as a topping for cheesecake or vanilla ice cream, or mixed with a bit of balsamic vinegar for a sauce to accompany roasted duck breast.

More Info

La Maison du Piment
Basque Country
250 grams

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Anne Dunlap
Premiere Flavor

Absolutely marvelous in my book

Jeffrey Goldbarg



You cannot beat this! I love it on Greek yogurt (maybe with toasted almonds) or toast. It is truly fabulous.

John Hollenbeck
Sweet Basque Cherry Confit

Great as usual that's why we order it!

Pamela Getz
Sweet Basque Cherry Confit

This arrived and the name on the jar is 'Black Cherry Jam' and it is UNBELIEVABLE!! I am quickly ordering more just in case it runs out. My favorite way is on top of vanilla ice cream. The french make the best jams!