Cranberry Jam

I have always thought that homemade cranberry sauce is divine and the best and easiest thing you can do with fresh cranberries. I made something last Sunday, however,  that may make me change my mind. Cranberry Jam.

I saw this recipe and new immediately that I had to give this a shot. I’m so glad I did. It’s quick, it’s simple and delicious. A trifecta.

You start by pulsing cranberries in a food processor. Pulse, pulse, pulse and you wind up with pulverized cranberries.

Then you put those cranberries in a sauce pan with some sugar and a teeny bit of butter. Turn on the heat, stir it around, and wait for it to boil. Once it’s boiling you add a bit of liquid pectin and turn off the heat.

Next you fill up your jars. I had these small bar jars and I didn’t have any fresh lids so I just filled them and stuck them in the fridge. If you want to can the jam then you need to go through the process of sterilizing the jars and all that jazz – no big deal at all but I just didn’t bother this time.

The jars of jam are beautiful and you can just see those antioxidants glowing in the sunshine from my kitchen window.

So far I have had some on toasted challah bread and Dale has had some on a turkey sandwich. We both agree that it’s amazingly delicious.

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  1. Manise Said,

      November 16, 2011 @ 6:42 am

    Oh yum! Definitely going to have to make this!

  2. Jeannie Said,

      November 16, 2011 @ 7:04 am

    Thanks for sharing the recipe! The photos alone make me
    want to run out and get my cranberries! Definitely going to
    make this. Yummmy!!

  3. Judy Said,

      November 16, 2011 @ 7:46 am

    I had a cranberry chutney this fall that was best ever. I’m searching for a recipe. I love anything cranberry.

  4. Ruth Said,

      November 16, 2011 @ 8:08 am

    Nom nom nom

  5. jill Said,

      November 16, 2011 @ 8:09 am

    The recipe sounds easy and delicious. But my favorite thing about this morning’s post is the photography! Carole, you have developed (pardon the pun) quite a professional look! This looks like something from a cookbook. Well done, indeed!

  6. margene Said,

      November 16, 2011 @ 8:28 am

    Ooo, it sounds delish!!!

  7. Mary K. in Rockport Said,

      November 16, 2011 @ 9:23 am

    Mmmm, turkey sandwich. Seconding the comment about your beautiful photos. I used Norma’s recipe for wild rose jelly the past several summers, and it also looks very pretty in those little jars. Might have to try the cranberry variety.

  8. bloglesssharon Said,

      November 16, 2011 @ 10:57 am

    Yum, I cover my jams with paraffin

  9. Cyndy Said,

      November 16, 2011 @ 11:09 am

    Loos delicious,I will try this. Yesterday the only cranberries at my local Whole Foods (PA) were from California. What happened to the idea of more local choices..MA, NJ?

  10. Cyndy Said,

      November 16, 2011 @ 11:10 am

    Oops! Looks delicious.

  11. Jo Said,

      November 16, 2011 @ 12:03 pm

    Another yum. i would have never thought of cranberry jam but it looks great. What a fun giftie for neighbors, etc. Hugs, Jo

  12. Jo-Ann Said,

      November 16, 2011 @ 12:53 pm

    Mmmm, I am definitely going to try making this! Looks delish, especially on that challah bread. Now I’m hungry. ahem.

  13. Patty Said,

      November 16, 2011 @ 1:20 pm

    I just finished a turkey sandwich that would have been soooo much better with that on it! Yum.

  14. Seanna Lea Said,

      November 16, 2011 @ 4:07 pm

    I was planning on making cranberry sauce and cranberry preserves this weekend. Now I need to decide if I’m going to try my own recipe or this one. Yum!

  15. Stacy Said,

      November 16, 2011 @ 6:46 pm

    sigh. now my weekend plans are changing and I’ll be making jam.

  16. Rachel Said,

      November 16, 2011 @ 6:57 pm

    Hmmm yummy. Next year when we will go up north to Ontario cranberry country I will have to remember to give this a try.

    Thank you for sharing.

  17. mary Said,

      November 16, 2011 @ 11:29 pm

    oh my YUMMMMM. thanks for sharing!!

  18. Kym Said,

      November 17, 2011 @ 7:27 am

    Trying this. (Where did you find liquid pectin, though?)

  19. Kim Said,

      November 17, 2011 @ 8:11 am

    Mmm….! Ken would love this!

  20. Hillary Said,

      November 17, 2011 @ 2:22 pm


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