Holiday Cranberry Jam
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Process: 10 min.
Delicious! My first batch didn't set up either. I omitted the strawberries, added 1Tbsp cinnamon, and used 5 cups sugar for a double batch. So yummy! Since it was slightly runny, I used it as the filling in my cranberry cinnabons (with orange zest glaze). My second batch I used 6Tbsp pectin for a double batch with the cinnamon and this time 6 cups sugar. It set up perfect, but I felt like the sugar was trying to take over in a not so good way. Just finished my third batch....double recipe with 2Tbsp cinnamon, 5 cups sugar 6 Tbsp pectin. Winner! This stuff is so delicious! (And I don't like cranberries!) Christmas Jam all around for gifts this year! :-)
Delicious! I too had issues with it not gelling. 2nd batch I added a half-box powdered pectin and it set up fine. Also found whole strawberries are cheaper than sliced so I just chopped the whole ones in my food processor.
I had the same problem with it not setting up. In other jam recipes you usually bring the fruit to a full rolling boil after you add the pectin and boil for a minute. I emptied all my jars and brought it back to a boil and add about a tsp of powder pectin and boiled another minute, This helped and it set up better. Next time I make it, I will boil it for a minute after I add the pectin and then ladle it into jars. Otherwise it was really good.
Does this use frozen strawberries with or without sugar added?
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It tastes wonderful, however it didn't jell. The small amount left over and poured into a dish not processed ,did jell. Could the processing in the boiling water bath have anything to do with the problem ? I really wanted to make this for gifts ! What is processed & in the jars, is to watery. Any suggestions ???
This one of my favorites now and believe me I make and have tried alot of jam recipes--and this one is a must do
I made and canned this jam and gave it out as part of homemade Christmas gifts last year. My family loved it!
Hi: It's been about 3 days and the jam hasn't set. I thought cranberries were high in pectin and would set, but the jam isn't. Do I need to reprocess? I used the BWB method for 10 mins. Do you have any suggestions?Thanks,Patty