Cranberry Orange Jam

This cranberry orange jam serves as such a simple but sumptuous host/hostess gift or wonderful side dish. You can make the...
cranberry orange jam

OMG Yummy

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

Directions

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.

Notes:

The juice from the orange should be about ½ cup – add water or orange juice if necessary to bring up to a ½ cup.

Cranberry Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Cranberry Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.