Sunday, 16 November 2008

Cranberry Jam. For The Turkey and Beyond.

Taken from Nigella Lawson's 'Feast',this is such an easy jam to make as cranberries are bursting with pectin so it sets so easily. I love to make it for the Christmas table as I am not keen on cranberry sauce. I doubled up the quantities as I wanted some to give as gifts. The jam is darker than it normally is because of this. Doing it again I would do it in two lots as the bright colour is lovely. Don't just use it for the turkey, although it is just perfect with that, it's lovely on toast or to use in baking and cooking when jam is called for. It's nice with other savoury dishes too such as lamb. Great with the Christmas left overs. Turkey and cranberry jam sandwiches. Lovely.

Cranberry jam

350gms/12oz cranberries

350gms/12oz caster sugar

Put a film of water in the bottom of a large saucepan and add the cranberries and sugar.

Stir patiently over a low heat to dissolve the sugar; this will take a little while. Turn up the heat and boil the pan rapidly until setting point is reached, about 7 minutes. (Alternatively it will have reached a jam-like consistency.)

Pour the jam into a sterilized jar (s) and seal immediately.

Makes approx 350 mls


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That's good with nearly anything ;-P!



Bridgett said...

I love making this jam and I have given it away as gifts for the last couple years at Christmas time and it always is a hit. Don't you love how easy it is? Your pics are gorgeous as usual!

Victoria Sponge said...

You have reminded me of this recipe. I so want to make it now. Thank you. Beautiful pictures! xxx

Nickki said...

Granny that looks gorgeous and so easy. I absolutely adore cranberries and I will definitely try this recipe this year!

Rachel@fairycakeheaven said...

mmmmmmmmm I'm already thinking about hot ham sandwiches on christmas eve with lovely cranberry sauce, might try this one this year though, looks gorgeous!

Kelly-Jane said...

I don't remember this recipe atall, I must be losing it! Must go and look, it looks beautiful.

Laura @ Hungry and Frozen said...

This looks delicious - what gorgeous colours. I want to make lots of jams and chutneys and such this Christmas, will have to put this on the list.

Rosie said...

Granny that looks gorgeous and this is a great recipe having made this myself before.

Rosie x