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cranberry apple jam

Cranberry apple jam

no pectin peserve
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Preserves, Sweets and savories, Traditional
Cuisine American, Baby toddler food, Continental, gluten free, International, Kids choice, One pot, Vegan, Vegetarian, Winter


  • 1 cup apple diced
  • 1/3 cup cranberries fresh or freeze dried
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar adjust based on the sweetness of the apples
  • 1/3 cup apple juice
  • a pinch of nutmeg
  • a pinch of dry ginger powder


  • Soak the cranberries in apple juice for 20 minutes
  • Clean and core the apples. Dice them with the peel if not waxed.
  • Add the apples into the cooking pot followed by the soaked cranberries.
  • Let that come to a simmer and add the sugar
  • Keep scraping the sides when the fruit bubbles up gently
  • Add in the nutmeg and dry ginger powder and simmer till the fruits breakdown and form a lovely glossy texture.
  • Store the jam in clean sun dried or oven dried bottles


You may need a bit more cooking time if using fresh cranberries.
Remember to use a clean dry spoon to take the jam.
The quantities can easily doubled up if you are making a bigger batch.
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