The Best and Easiest Cranberry Orange Jam Recipe
Want to learn to make jam without canning? Start with this super simple cranberry orange jam - no canning required. Refrigerate or freeze. So easy and yummy.
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"Just made a batch of this – amazed at how easy it was to put together and how lovely and festive it looks in the jars."
Ingredients for Making the Jam
-1 cup sugar -16 oz fresh cranberries -Juice and zest of 1 orange (juice should be about ½ cup) -1 apple peeled, cored, grated -2 tablespoons orange liqueur (optional)
Place all ingredients in a medium saucepan
The cranberries can come straight from the freezer but be sure to rinse them off and pick through for stems.
Boil and pop
Bring the ingredients to a boil. Maintain a low boil and you’ll hear the cranberries start to pop. So much fun!
Add the orange liqueur, if using.
I like the Spanish citrus liqueur called 43 but any orange liqueur is a great addition.
Mash to desired consistency
Use a potato masher or the back of a wooden spoon or leave it super chunky!
Place in clean jars.
Cool, refrigerate or freeze leaving at least a 1/2 inch of head space in the jar if you freeze.