home > recipes > everyday cooking > canning and preserving > orange jam

Cranberry-Orange Jam

recipe at a glance
Rating: 5/5 5 stars
1 review

ready in: over 5 hrs
serves/makes:   6 half-pints

recipe id: 30658
cook method: stovetop

recipe tools

Photoadd photo
review it!
share this recipe:
share on facebook share on google plus share on twitter share on pinterest
save to yummly


4 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
3 cups water
3/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
4 cups sugar
2 pouches liquid pectin (3 ounce ea)


Place cranberries and water in a heavy-bottomed 8- to 10-quart pan. Bring to boil over high heat; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until berries begin to pop (about 10 minutes). Drain well, reserving liquid.

Place cranberries in blender or food processor and whirl until smooth; add enough of reserved liquid to berries to make 4 cups. Return berry puree to pan.

Stir in orange juice, lemon juice and sugar until well blended. Bring to full rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly; then boil, stirring, 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in pectin at all once. Skim off any foam.

Ladle hot jam into hot, sterilized half-pint jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Wipe rims and threads clean; top with hot lids, then firmly screw on bands. Process in boiling water canner 5 minutes, or omit processing and ladle jam into freezer jars or freezer containers, leaving 1/2-inch headspace; apply lids.

Let stand 12 to 24 hours at room temperature; freeze or refrigerate. For best flavor, store for at least 1 week before using. Storage time, up to 1 year in freezer.

added by



41 calories, 0 grams fat, 11 grams carbohydrates, 0 grams protein per tablespoon. This recipe is low in sodium. This recipe is low in fat.
Show full nutritional data (including Weight Watcher's Points ®, cholesterol, sodium, vitamins, and diabetic exchanges)

Get our best recipes delivered right to you!
Sign up for our newsletters that feature hand-picked recipes

more recipes like cranberry-orange jam

comments & reviews

number of 5 star votes on this recipe
number of 4 star votes on this recipe
number of 3 star votes on this recipe
number of 2 star votes on this recipe
number of 1 star votes on this recipe
number of unrated comments on this recipe0

Registered Member at CDKitchen.com
Member since:
Nov 9, 2013

REVIEW: recipe rating
It looks so good! But can it be kept in a cool dark place or must it be frozen especially since it has been processed. Hope I can get an answer. Thank you, taitt14

CDKitchen Staff Reply:
As per the directions, you must either process it in the hot water bath or freeze it.