The Best and Easiest Cranberry Orange Jam Recipe 

So simple to make and great for holidays and year round!

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.

Let’s get started!

"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.