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Christmas Jam


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


  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 84 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 22g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.


Average Rating: 5
  • kierajane
    Mar 4, 2020
    Very yummy jam! I ended up using only about 1/2 the sugar and it was perfect. I use that Pomona Pectin so it set up fine. I did not grind my fruit - just used my immersion blender to brake it up a little.
  • Marleen
    Nov 26, 2019
    With the high ratings, I had to try! It is delicious and it is so good that I made a second batch for holiday gifts!!
  • 2124arizona
    Oct 28, 2019
    This grand prize winning jam is the best I've ever tasted! It reminds me of my Mom's strawberry fig preserves. I WILL be giving this jam for gifts for Christmas!
  • suefalk
    Dec 12, 2018
    Another use for fresh Cranberries!!! I love this jam! This would make cute gifts for the holidays. A perfect blend of sweet and tart. This is a keeper! I used this for a quick treat with coffee - baking some refrigerated biscuits. Delicious!
  • _nlfPA
    Feb 18, 2018

    This is a wonderful jam and I make it during the year, not just at Christmas. I freeze bags of fresh cranberries so I can make it anytime.

  • dianethorsen
    Jan 5, 2017

    Made this as Christmas gifts. Turned out perfect and tastes delicious!

  • Nutty
    Dec 31, 1969

    To "Nancy" who reviewed this recipe on Nov 14, 2016 - Sorry to hear that u ruined ur mixer by trying to grind FROZEN cranberries, however the recipe clearly states "1 pound fresh or frozen cranberries, THAWED!!!"

  • Nancy
    Dec 31, 1969

    I just ruined my kitchen ade mixer because of this recipe! Don't try the frozen cranberries through the grinder! I'm not happy!

  • Mone
    Nov 9, 2016

    Definitely a five star recipe. Love love love the taste of this jam especially on Crackers with Mascarpone cheese. So delicious. Thank you!

  • krucook
    Sep 18, 2015

    I make this every Christmas since the recipe appeared in the magazine as a winner. It's also great as an icecream topping, so I'm told. My friends and family absolutely love it. Thanks.

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