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.


  1. i love your step-by-step instructions, very cute (:
    and great presentation with the jam!

  2. I love cranberry juice but as I never see cranberries for sale I have never tried making jam with them. Mind you I have so much other jam that I make from out of our garden it would be silly to buy even more fruit! Diane

  3. It must be in Italy we don't have any cranberry!!!! :( ..have a nice Sunday, hugs, ciao Flavia

  4. I think I told you this before but I love how your blog is set up. It is easy to read and flows nicely. I make a version of this . My recipe calls for not only the cranberries and oranges, but raisins. apples and walnuts. I never thought of having it with goat cheese. Yummy!! Really enjoyed my visit today.

  5. Finom lehet nagyon,szeretem igazi gyümölcs dzsem!!

  6. Beautiful your photos... looks yummy...oh I want spring to be here!
    There´s an award waiting for you at my blog;)

  7. This looks absolutely delicious...and your step-by-step instructions are so great!

  8. This jam looks delicious!!! I love your photos too!!! I'm a new foodblogger and I'm trying. I admire your blog and your recipes step-by-step.

  9. @ Food, Fun and Life in the Charente
    You're right.
    I use cranberries for their colour and they full flavor!

  10. @ EliFla
    They are not easy to find in Greece too...

    Thanks Flavia.

  11. @ From Beyond My Kitchen Window
    Thank You
    Have a great day!

  12. @ mellissina2
    Are there cranberries in Hungary?
    Nice to meet you! :)

  13. @ Duxa
    Hi Duxa
    I piced up my award!
    Thank you very much.:)

  14. @ tanja
    Hi tanja
    It is easier for those who are new cookers or they want to experiment with different ingredients.

  15. @ Tante Kiki
    Γεια σου Κική
    Το είδα το blog σου και είναι πολύ ενδιαφέρον.
    Σε αυτό εδώ έχω τις σελίδες για τους αγγλόφωνους φίλους, αλλά υπάρχει και το αντίστοιχο στα ελληνικά.
    Μπορείς να μπαίνεις σε όποιο θες!

    *Διαπίστωσα ότι έχουμε δυο κοινές αγάπες: Τα γαλλικά και τη μαγειρική! :)
    Σίγουρα θα τα ξαναπούμε...


  16. Thank you the more following.
    Yes,get on hungary cranberry!!!
    I also nice to meet you!!!


  17. I love the combo of cranberry and orange - I will be trying this recipe! Thx, Ceecee

  18. Hi, First time here and I enjoyed browsing through your lovely blog and yummy recipes as "Greek cuisine" is one of my favourite cuisines.... Great going... Happy to follow u...
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  19. Loved this post....This jam is one of my next in the to do i'm going to snoop around a bit ok?


  20. ohhh...droooooling here...perfect n tempting..first time at your blog. You have a beautiful space here.glad to follow u...