Holiday Cranberry Jelly Recipe
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Holiday Cranberry Jelly Recipe

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Louisa May Alcott begins her account of the four March girls' life during the Christmas season. Spread some holiday cheer with this rosy pink cranberry jelly.—
Recommended: Champagne Recipes
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Process: 10 min.
MAKES:64 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Process: 10 min.
MAKES: 64 servings


  • 4 cups cranberry juice
  • 6-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 pouches (3 ounces each) liquid fruit pectin

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 86 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.


  1. In a Dutch oven, combine cranberry juice and sugar. Bring to a full rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Stir in pectin. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  2. Remove from the heat; skim off foam. Carefully ladle hot liquid 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: 8 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 Holiday Cranberry Jelly in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2012, p172

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