Are you ready for the festivities?🎄The holidays are almost upon us and it’s time to start cooking.
So here it is. The jam you’ll be needing this holiday season. It’s sweet and tart with some good old Christmas spices mixed in. You can’t go wrong with that.
It’s so simple to make and tastes ridicuously good on toast. You could also use this in your Christmas recipes i.e. thumbprint cookies.
This jam requires just a few simple ingredients. So let’s get jammin’!
- 1 (12oz) bag of cranberries
- 1 orange
- 1/2 cup of cane sugar
- 2 tsp of cinnamon
- 1 tsp of ginger
*makes 1 (12oz) jar of jam
First, squeeze all the juice out of the orange into a sauce pan (keep the peel). Then, throw the rest of the ingredient in and mix together. Throw the orange peels in after its all. mixed ( the peels help give the jam that orange flavor).
Set the heat at medium high and stir occasionally. You’ll hear the cranberries pop so don’t worry too much about the noise. They also release liquid as they’re cooking.
Once the mixture gets to the boilling point, let it boil for 5 minutes (stirring quite often) then turn it down to a simmer and let it simmer for 10 minutes. Make sure to stir it every now and then while it’s simmering.
Alright, after the 10 minutes are up, you can turn off the heat and remove the orange peels.
You can either use a stick blender, a food processor, or (if your feeling ambitious) a potatoe masher to blend up the mixture.
I find that the stick blender works well and it create less dishes because you can use it right in the sauce pan to do the job.
Once it’s blended you can put it in your jar and let it chill for 2 hours.
Keep stored in the fridge.
I love this jam so much! It’s so incredibly delicious with just the right amount of spices to play with your taste buds. Like I said, it’s perfect for this winter season.
~Xoxo Juliana Marie