How to make Cranberry Jam

How to make Cranberry Jam

Homemade Cranberry Jam

The Recipe


Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 12oz bag of fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large apple peeled, cored, diced
  • 1 TBSP lemon juice


Recipe Directions

  • Place all ingredients into a saucepan and simmer over medium heat.
  • Reduce to low cover and simmer for an hour.
  • Pour cranberry mixture into a blender and puree until smooth.
  • Cool completely and transfer to a jar.
  • Refrigerate overnight.

Notes & Options:

There are lots of ways to modify this cranberry jam to spruce it up, down or just change it to suit your palate. You can try:

– Using an orange instead of the apple. Oranges are generally used in cranberry jam recipes but both are really good. Pears work well too.
– Add some spice; a 1/4 tsp each of allspice, nutmeg, and cloves, with a large pinch of cinnamon.
– The secret to a good jam is to let it sit overnight in the fridge before serving it. Homemade cranberry jam lasts about 6 weeks in the fridge.
– Using fresh lemon juice is preferred but store bought is fine too.

Make it Healthy – Replace the sugar with granulated sweetener in the homemade cranberry jam mixture. Replacing this one ingredient (sugar) will turn this recipe into a healthy, sugar-free snack instead of a sweet treat.


How to make Cranberry Jam

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