Homemade Cranberry Jam

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Enjoy the taste of cranberry throughout the season!

Everybody loves cranberry sauce on Thanksgiving, but why enjoy it only for one day in just one dish? Cranberry jam is a perfect way to use these ultra tart ruby red berries throughout the fall season, or even year round. Tangy sweet cranberry jam is perfect on toast, biscuits, or pancakes for a tasty breakfast or snack.

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Homemade Cranberry Jam

Both tangy and sweet, this cranberry jam can be used in a variety of ways at any time of the year.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Yield 20 people
Serving Size 2 tablespoons
Course Condiment
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 12 ounces cranberries package, frozen
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup coconut palm sugar substitute honey or maple syrup


  • Place all of the ingredients in a heavy-bottomed pan over medium heat. Stir ingredients to combine and continue to stir every few minutes. Once the cranberries start to soften, after 10- 15 minutes, use a potato masher or fork tongs to mash the cranberries and break them up a bit.
  • The pectin in the cranberry peels will help to thicken the jam. Continue to cook over low heat for 15 to 20 minutes until the jam thickens, stirring every so often to prevent burning. The jam will continue to thicken upon standing.
  • If you prefer a smoother jam, strain the jam through a fine-mesh sieve pressing on the skins to get all of the jam through the strainer into the jar.
  • Cranberry Jam can be stored in jam jars or airtight containers. Jam can be kept for up to 2 weeks in the fridge or in the freezer for 6 months. It is recommended that this jam is stored in the fridge or the freezer.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 34kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 2
Keywords Diabetic-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Low-Carb, Thanksgiving

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  1. Hi, love cranberries and buy few more packages to enjoy them for a little longer. I usually make a compote of them by cooking with apples, peace of ginger and some other spices.

    I like your idea og jam but how it could be a 3 gr. of sugar is you use a cup. One teaspoon of sugar already has 4 gr. Sugar is my major concern since I’ a diabetic.

    Love your site, so much yummy stuff that I love to make and eat.
    Thank you.

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