This cranberry orange jam serves as such a simple but sumptuous host/hostess gift or wonderful side dish. You can make the jam, put it in mason jars and gift it. Your host will love that you took the time to make something special instead of just bringing a bottle of wine.
This recipe is courtesy of OMG Yummy
- 1 Cup superfine sugar
- 16 Ounces of fresh cranberries
- Juice and zest of one orange
- 1 medium apple, peeled, cored, grated
- 2 Tablespoons orange liqueur
Put all ingredients, except liqueur, in a medium saucepan on medium heat and bring to a boil. Then, keep at a low boil for about 15 minutes. Intermittently, you’ll hear the cranberries popping.
Mix often to check for thickening. If cranberries have not all popped and it’s getting too thick, add a bit more water or orange juice.
Taste for sweetness and flavor at about 10 minutes, and if desired, add in the orange liqueur. Cook for another 5 minutes, take off heat and use a wooden spoon or potato masher to break up most of the chunks.
Put in jars and refrigerate. Should last about 2 weeks or you can freeze some for later use.
The juice from the orange should be about ½ cup – add water or orange juice if necessary to bring up to a ½ cup.