Apple Cranberry Jam

Apple-Cranberry-Jam

A gorgeous jam that combines the sweetness of apples with the tart bite of cranberries. It’s also a great recipe for beginners to try.  There is so much natural pectin in both the apple and crabnerries that the jam thickens ups effortlessly.

Apple Cranberry Jam

  • 10 cups apples
  • 5 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons powedered pectin
  • Juice of 1 lemon

 

Put 3-4 small plates in the freezer for cold plate test.

Put cranberries and water in a large pot, bring to a boil thenreduce to medium and and cook for 5 minutes.  

Add apples, lemon and sugar, then cook fruit for another 15-20 minutes until fruit is soft. Cooking time depends on the type of apple (pectin in apples and cranberries may vary).

Macs fruit with a potato masher to a rough mash, then use a stick mixer for a minute or two to puree the jam a bit.  Don’t remove all the lumps – leave texture a little bit chunky.  

Add pectin, allow boil vigerously for 1 minute, then remove from heat.

Ladel into hot sterlized jars, top with a canning lid and ring and  process in a hot water bath for 10 minutes.

 

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