Christmas Jam Recipe
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Christmas Jam Recipe

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I have a passion for cooking, and it's probably my grandmother I can thank for it. She was a marvelous cook who could really stretch a food dollar. All the same, I've had my share of trial and error over the years. Shortly after we were married, my husband and I were invited to a family picnic. I made the prettiest potato salad you'd ever hope to seen. There was only one problem with that dish I was so proud of—I hadn't cooked the potatoes!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Process: 10 min.
MAKES:112 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Process: 10 min.
MAKES: 112 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (40 ounces) frozen unsweetened strawberries, thawed or 2-1/2 quarts fresh strawberries, hulled
  • 1 pound fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 5 pounds sugar
  • 2 pouches (3 ounces each) liquid fruit pectin

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 84 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, trace sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.

Directions

  1. Grind strawberries and cranberries in a food processor or grinder; place in a Dutch oven. Add sugar. Bring to a full rolling boil; boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat; stir in pectin and return to a full rolling boil. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat.
  2. Cool for 5 minutes; skim off foam. Carefully ladle hot mixture into hot half-pint jars, leaving 1/4-in. headspace. Remove air bubbles; wipe rims and adjust lids. Process for 10 minutes in a boiling-water canner. Yield: about 14 half-pints.
Editor's Note: The processing time listed is for altitudes of 1,000 feet or less. Add 1 minute to the processing time for each 1,000 feet of additional altitude.
Originally published as Christmas Jam in Country Woman July/August 1994, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 84 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, trace sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.

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Reviewed Mar. 29, 2014

"I really wanted to make this recipe as directed, but could not find any cranberries as they were not in season, but I had a bunch of strawberries that had to be used. Thus, I substituted blueberries for the cranberries. Cut back the sugar to 4 lbs, added 1 tsp lemon juice and 1 tsp orange flavoring. The results were outstanding. I look forward to making this recipe when I can find cranberries."

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Reviewed Sep. 18, 2013

"This is probably my most favorite of all my jam recipes. Deliciously sweet and tart. I freeze cranberries when they are in stores during the holidays and then make this jam when strawberries are in season."

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Reviewed Aug. 6, 2013

"I have been making this jam since 1994. I love, love, LOVE it! Its one of my favorite jams! In my top three favorite!"

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Reviewed Aug. 6, 2013

"I've been making this jam since 1994. I love, love, LOVE it! It's in my top three favorite jams!"

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Reviewed Jul. 26, 2013

"Excellent!!"

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