Sunday, 7 December 2008

Cranberry Jam ~Edible Gifts Part 2

If It's Christmas It Must be Cranberries...

This Cranberry Jam is a festive favourite in our home every Christmas. I eagerly wait for fresh cranberries to hit the supermarket at the beginning of December so I can make my jam. This recipe comes from Feast by Nigella Lawson and has to be the easiest jam to make. Most jams have to be boiled carefully with pectin along with the sugar to make the fruit set and turn from being a purée to a preserve. In this jam recipe the cranberry fruit does it all for you, due to its pectin-intensity, that it sets to jam once the berries have burst. I love this jam on toast or warm, buttery croissants or you could use it as a filling for Cranberry muffins/cupcakes.



Cranberry Jam

Ingredients
350gms/12oz cranberries
350gms/12oz caster sugar

Put a film of water in the bottom of a large saucepan and add the cranberries and sugar. Stir patiently over a low heat to dissolve the sugar; this will take a little while. Turn up the heat and boil the pan rapidly until setting point is reached, about 7 minutes. (Alternatively it will have reached a jam-like consistency.)
Pour the jam into a sterilized jar (s) and seal immediately.
Makes approx 350 mls.



I am also entering my Cranberry Jam for the Home Made Christmas Gifts event being held by Happy Cook over at My Kitchen Treasures. If you are you interested in joining, the event is running until the 20th December. Please visit her blog for further details.

13 comments:

Beth said...

Ilove cranberries. Will have to give this a go

Happy cook said...

I love cranberried. The jam looks so yummy delcious. May i pick the jam for my event :-)

Maria said...

Happy Cook, I had completely forgot about the event and whether it was still running. So please add my entry to your event. Many thanks.

Maria
x

Anne said...

I swear by this jam, have been making since I got my hands on a copy of feast a few years back! Is so easy and delicious.

I made three jars so far with two already taken by family members who beg for a jar each christmas!

x

Maria said...

That is the perfect gift for anyone and everyone!

Reeni said...

What a delicious treat! And so easy to make. My Dad would love this. Thanks for another great gift!

Happy cook said...

Maria thankyou. No worries, if i see another one i will remind you again.

Indigo said...

I adore cranberries and this sounds so easy! Frozen cranberries are so cheap I don't think I have any excuse not to try this!

Margaret said...

The jewelled coloured cranberry jam looks very, very Christmassy!

MC said...

Oh, this looks delish!

I just made marmalade too! It was my first time making it, I had a lot of fun. I think I found a new passion for canning. I'm actually giving one of my jars away! The recipe I was way too much and I ended up with 5 jars. I'll be giving most of them as gifts for xmas :)

Nickki said...

I love this jam. I made it for the first time this year and I just wish I'd discovered it before. My jar is all finished already, I think it's time to make another batch! Your jam looks beautiful.

stirringspoon said...

Could you use frozen cranberried, thawed?
Thanks :)

Maria♥ said...

Yes should be fine, just make sure you dry them as much as possible when they defrost.