Homemade Cranberry Jam

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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.

Here are some other cranberry recipes that aren’t cranberry sauce:

Blueberries and Dried Cranberries with Homemade Pomegranate Syrup
Slow Cooker Cranberry Chutney
Slow Cooker Pumpkin and Cranberry Topping

Homemade Cranberry Jam

Homemade Cranberry Jam

32 (yields 8 cups)| Serving Size: 2 tablespoons | Calories: 12 | Total Fat: 0 g | Saturated Fats: 0 g | Trans Fats: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 4 mg | Carbohydrates: 3 g | Dietary Fiber: 0 g | Sugars: 3 g | Protein: 0 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 1


  • 1 (10-12 ounce package) frozen cranberries
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup coconut palm sugar, honey, or maple syrup


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. If you prefer a smoother jam, strain the jam through a fine mesh seive pressing on the skins to get all of the jam through the strainer into the jar.
  4. 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.

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2 Comments on "Homemade Cranberry Jam"

  1. Marina  January 9, 2017

    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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