So Easy Cranberry Jam Spread

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Kittencalrecipezazz

Anyone can make this, it's so simple! Give this away as gifts for the holidays. The jam will keep up to 5 days covered tightly in the refrigerator. 1 cup sugar will produce a more tart jam, increase the sugar slighty for a sweeter taste.

Top Review by Sydney Mike

Made this pretty much as directed, although I cut back on the water & then couldn't bring myself to strain out the skins & seeds, so left them in! Still, THIS IS A VERY TASTY SPREAD & a definite keeper of a recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed in the Cookathon for Kittencal]

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (12 ounce) bag cranberries (fresh or frozen, if using frozen do not thaw)
  • 1 cup sugar (you can use a bit more)
  • 12 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  1. Bring all ingredients to a boil in a 2-3 quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  2. Reduce the heat and simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally until slightly thickened, about 20 minutes, (the jam will continue to thicken as it cools).
  3. Using a fine-mesh sieve, force the jam through and then discard the skins and seeds.
  4. Cool in a bowl stirring occasionally.
  5. Store covered in the fridge.

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