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Friday, December 28, 2012

Cranberry Jam


So, ya'll did buy extra cranberries and stash them in the freezer for later use during the year, right? Well, if not, there should still be some available in the supermarket. I always buy extras and freeze them because I really like making cranberry sauce throughout the year to go with my homemade cottage cheese.

I found this recipe for Cranberry Jam in a Taste of Home Canning magazine I bought earlier this year and decided to give it a try. This is the second batch I've made, it is sooo good and isn't overly sweet like a lot of jams and jellies. Several people commented that their jam didn't set up but mine has set up really nicely both times I've made it. I have been using it as one of the fillings for the Rugelach I've been selling at the Farmer's Market too, yum!! I just can't bring myself to buy jam from the store anymore because of the price and the fact that I'm not overly fond of some of the ingredients used, even in the more expensive ones.

I know THE Holidays are over but what a nice gift this would make for Valentine's Day tucked in a basket with some homemade Buttermilk Biscuits. :)

Linking up with Deb, Dolly and Heidi for Farmgirl Friday and the Farm Girl Blog Fest at Fresh Eggs Daily.

16 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i bet that is YUMMY!

Carolyn said...

I made a BUNCH of cranberry sauce/jam/jelly/whatever last year when they were on sale at the supermarket. I like it on toast or biscuits so we eat it all year long, not just at the holidays. Good idea on the Valentine gift, would be very pretty!

Susan said...

How did I miss hearing about this? I love cranberry anything! I think I may have to add this to my favorites list.

Michelle said...

I always make a ham at Easter. This would go great with it. Thanks so much for the recipe.

edenhills said...

I just got a jar of cranberry jam for Christmas. I've not tried it before, and now I'm thinking I need to go open that jar!

Mimi Foxmorton said...

I want to come and live with you! ;)

*hugs*
Mimi

Madge Bloom said...

Mmmm, that looks yummy... I started low carb diet today though, so eat some for me!

SweetLand Farm said...

Never thought about making cranberry jam... I have some but usually just throw them in my pumpkin bread.

Lisa Lynn said...

Mmmmmmmm, sounds delish! I didn't buy extra cranberries this year :( Haven't seen them at the store recently either. Thanks for sharing!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Yummy! I bet this would be perfect on a freshly baked biscuit :)

Marie said...

Love this idea! Never thought about making cranberry jam! And the buttermilk biscuits would be the perfect thing to have them with!

Marigold said...

Looks yummy!

Sally in WA said...

Looks yummy is right! Too bad I'm the only cranberry eater in my house. Not worth making it just for me.

Nancy Claeys said...

Looks delicious!

Michaele said...

Makes me pucker just thinking of it. Wonderful on an english muffin I bet.

Jennifer said...

I am so, so glad I'm catching up with your blog today and seen that you posted this jam recipe... I have so many frozen bags of cranberries and have been wanting to make jam. Thanks for sharing :)