Christmas Jam

Christmas Jam created by Anonymous

This festive jam is being posted for a request. I found it recently in a community type cookbook and I haven't had a chance to try it yet.

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  • Combine cranberries and sections of seeded orange in a food processor.
  • Pulse until coarsely chopped.
  • Add strawberries, zest, cloves and cinnamon.
  • Continue processing until finely chopped, but not pureed.
  • Stir together fruit mixture, sugar and water in a very large saucepan or dutch oven until well blended.
  • Cook for 2 minutes over low heat, stirring constantly.
  • Increase heat to high and bring mixture to a full, rolling boil.
  • Stir in liquid pectin.
  • Stirring constantly, bring to a rolling boil again and boil for one minute.
  • Remove from heat and skim off foam.
  • Immediately pour into 6 hot, sterilized half-pint jars.
  • Carefully wipe clean rims of jars with a damp cloth.
  • Place lids on jars and screw on bands just until snug.
  • Process in boiling water bath for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from water bath and cool away from drafts until jars seal.
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"This festive jam is being posted for a request. I found it recently in a community type cookbook and I haven't had a chance to try it yet."

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  1. Dessert Rose
    I make this every year. I add 1 box of the pink box Sure pectin. The neighbors receive this every Christmas.
  2. longtrail18
    This jam is EXCELLENT!! I was concerned reading several reviews about it not setting. I used 2Tblspns powdered pectin instead of liquid. Followed directions for using powdered pectin(I.e. adding pectin to fruit first, bringing to a boil, then adding sugar, and bringing to boil). It’s like spiced cranberry got punched by the flavor of orange marmalade ??I am making another batch now to gift.
  3. Janis T.
    I have been making this jam for years. I make exactly has instructed. It has always set. My friends and family look forward to this every year. I just made 3 batches for this year's Christmas gifts.
  4. schwennjen
    Didn’t set for me. Also have never used pectin, dry or liquid. Always have cooked down my fruit to thicken naturally. Was unsure of the instructions... says cook 2 minutes in the beginning. Does that mean from the time I turn on the heat? If so, it’s not even warm at that point. And it only cooks a few minutes total. Doesn’t seem like enough time. Please, anyone, let me know. It does taste very good, however.
  5. Christine L.
    Has this been proven shelf stability? I've been told canning recipient have to be tested for stability

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