Friday, January 21, 2011

Cranberry & Spice jam

Cranberry and spice jam, it tastes as good as it sounds. This jam was created to go alongside brie en croute with pralined pecans. Its not what most would consider a sweet jam, its quite tart; retaining the cranberries tang and flavor. We really enjoyed it with the brie, the tartness of the cranberries really cut through the creamy fattiness of the cheese and the flavors were very complimentary. This jam can be canned - use the hot pack method and process in a water bath. If you choose not to can the jam, it'll last about 3 weeks in the fridge, covered. This would also be delicious on a turkey sandwich.

Cranberry & Spice jam
makes about 3 cups
makes about 3.5 cups, or 28 servings (2T each)
1 bag cranberries, fresh
1/2 c orange juice
2 1 in pieces of cinnamon stick
4 all spice berries
2 cloves
~*~ can substitute 1 1/2 t pumpkin pie spice for the whole spices ~*~
3/4 c sugar
pinch of salt

Combine everything in a sauce pan. Stir well. Heat over medium high heat until it starts to boil. Reduce heat to medium low. Simmer over medium low for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally to avoid burning. Remove whole spices (if used) before serving.

Nutrition Facts provided by SparkPeople recipe calculator
Amount Per Serving
Calories 26.1
Total Fat 0.0 g
Saturated Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 5.7 mg
Potassium 14.5 mg
Total Carbohydrate 6.7 g
Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
Sugars 6.0 g
Protein 0.1 g


Yenta Mary said...

I absolutely adore cranberries; and how gorgeous is this for a cold, dreary winter day???

Design Wine and Dine said...

I roasted a chicken last week and made lots of chicken sadwiches with leftover meat - my husband and I kept saying we WISHED we had a homemade cranberry sauce to go with! LOVE IT!!! It glistens!!!! Beautiful!

Michelle J said...

Yum! Ooh, a turkey sandwich with your cranberry jam sounds so good right now!

Jenn said...

It's so beautiful!! I know it's got to be good too... I just love cranberries! And you are right... a turkey sandwich with a little bit of dressing too... OMG I wish I had some turkey!!!!

Teauna said...

My dad loves cranberries! I can't wait to make this for him to try! It's so pretty!

Ashleigh said...

You are one smart cookie girlfriend. Love this recipe.

Ananda Rajashekar said...

oh want cheese cake with cranberry jam....would be super yum!

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