Cranberry Jam

Red, spicy, sweet and mischievous! Who can resist a jam very distinctive and delicious! The harmonious combination of orange with cranberries gives a treat with amazing taste. Citrus fruits offer a fair amount of pectin and makes a velvety texture with the hues of fire!
It is easy and fast to make.
work: 30'time: 1h:00'easy: 2/5
Pectin is more plentiful in slightly unripe fruit and concentrated in the peel and white part of citrus fruits. The content of fruits in pectin varies. Some fruits are high in pectin so the jam thickens easily, others are not. Some fruits with high pectin are citrus fruits 30%, apples 1-1.5%, cherries 0.4%, carrots 1.4%, apricots 1% and more.

Ingredients (2 jars of 200 gr/7 oz)

  • 300 gr/ 10.5 oz fresh cranberries
  • 250 gr/ 8.5 sugar
  • 250 ml/ 8.5 floz / 1 cup water
  • 3 oranges peel and flesh
  • 1 lemon peel and flesh
  • 1 tsp mix spice*


Choose organic fruit, unwaxed.
With a sharp knife, remove the colored part of peel without the white layer underneath.
Remove and discard the white skin.
Cut in 4 pieces and remove the seeds.
Wash the cranberries and put them in a saucepan with the sugar, the oranges cut into bite sizes, and lemon.
Cut the colored peel of the fruit into thin pieces and add to the saucepan.
Boil for 30 minutes or so, at low temperature until the fruits are softened and the water evaporates. The fruits contain a lot of water and cranberries are ready relatively quickly. The fruits can be left whole. There is no need for them to be dissolved. Remove from heat and add the spice mix*.
Fill the clean jars with jam to the top and put in the fridge. If you want to preserve them for a long time you can pasteurize the jar with the jam in the microwave for 3 minutes on low beam without the caps. Boil the caps in a small saucepan for 10 minutes.
And if you want to be less traditional in tastes, even for once try to mix sweet and savory flavors.
The gentle sweetness of this extraordinary jam on a toasted bread with goat cheese.
I bet that the combination of sweet and salty, will prove unforgettable!

* Spice mix: Mixture of equal amounts of black pepper/ cinnamon/ nutmeg/ clove/ cumin.