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Easy Homemade Cranberry Jam

Just four simple ingredients, that make a sweet and tart homemade cranberry jam. It's perfect to serve for brunch along with toast and muffins.
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How to make cranberry jam with dried cranberries?

Dried cranberries don’t have the juice in them to make cranberry jam. Only fresh or frozen cranberries can make this cranberry jam. Dried cranberries have many other uses, including being a great addition to salads!

Where can I buy cranberry jam?

Cranberry jam or sauce is most commonly found in grocery stores during the fall, around Thanksgiving. Canned cranberry jelly is in the stores year-round.

How much pectin for cranberry jam?

This cranberry jam recipe needs no pectin. Pectin is more commonly used in fruit jelly so that it sticks together to form that jelly consistency. This jam does not need the pectin.

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I hope you enjoy this recipe and its health benefits! Here are some more recipes that are minimal effort:

Easy Grilled Sweet Ginger Pineapple Slices

Light and Easy Tomato Soup for Summer

Easy and Classic Hummus

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Easy Homemade Cranberry Jam

Just four simple ingredients, that make a sweet and tart homemade cranberry jam. It's perfect to serve for brunch along with toast and muffins.
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Course: Desserts, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Jam
Allergy: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 123kcal

Equipment

  • Pot
  • citrus squeezer
  • Wooden spoon

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1 lemon, juiced

Instructions

  • Bring 1 cup of water and 1 cup sugar to a boil in a medium size pot.
  • Add 4 cups of cranberries, bring it all to a boil once again.
  • Squeeze juice out of 1 lemon (make sure no seeds fall out), cook for 7 minutes. The cranberries will be popping, most should be popped.
  • Done. Put in jars to enjoy.

Nutrition

Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 59mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 33IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg

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