Okay okay, its not exactly baking but I promise the coming weekend, I’ll get back on it and I’ll bake A LOT! I have a few things bookmarked to do already.
But, this weekend, I promised my mom that I’d try my hand at making some cranberry jam. It not exactly Christmas related but its red so still feels very festive 🙂
Plus, jam is relatively easy to make. Just need to stand around while it boils in water and the mixture gets a bit more solid.
Here’s the instructions adapted from a recipe on the Martha Stewart site:
This was originally a Spicy Cranberry Jam, however, my mom and I aren’t much of “spicy” people so we took out the jalapeno and compensated with a little bit more sugar, something like 1/2 cup to 1 cup more sugar to make it not so sour.
I tasted it with some whole wheat bread and it was pretty good. The consistency is perfect, just like fruit jam/jelly. Its more a jelly form. It tastes sour but not so much that its hard to swallow.
Healthy choice for sure 🙂
What jams do you like to make?
8 thoughts on “Christmas Baking(?): Cranberry Jam!”
I’ve got my empty jelly jars…so I think I will give this a try…sounds “Christmasy” to me!
Awesome! Will you add the jalapenos or keep it just cranberries?
I think I might add the jalepenos… maybe like “Pepper Jelly” which I like with cream cheese and crackers…we’ll see…
Always strawberry for me! Very boring I know but I can’t get enough of it. Have to say though the cranberry sounds worth a try!
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