This is an easy jam to make and since both the cranberries and apples are loaded with natural pectin it cooks very quick and yields a lot. It also is a great stocking stuffer or present for a coworker. I used an assortment of honey crisp, Fuji and red delicious apples for the sweet part. For how to can go here.
Apple Cranberry Jam
- 12 oz fresh cranberries (3 cups)
- 2 cups granny smith apples peeled, cored and chopped into small dice
- 6 cups assorted sweet apples peeled, cored and chopped into small dice
- 1 lemon
- 4 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 cup water
- 3 tbsp minced fresh ginger
Add everything but water and lemon to a large pot. Zest the lemon and add to pot. Bring to a boil over medium high heat and cook until soupy, about 5 minutes. Add juice from lemon and water and bring to a boil. Cook jam down until thick, mashing any large chunks, about 15 minutes tops. Pour into prepared jars and seal. Place any jars that do not seal in the refrigerator. Let jam set for about a month before eating.