I’ve realized that I love cranberries, whether in a Cranberry Apple Pie or making a batch of Cranberry Vanilla Muffins or enjoying Cranberry Orange Scones. I really enjoy the taste of cranberries. I also enjoy cranberry sauce but with it just being my husband and I most of the time, if I make up a batch of cranberry sauce it lasts forever. I recently solved the problem and made a batch of Apple Cranberry Jam. This jam is tart and actually tastes very much like the cranberry sauce you would find on your table at Thanksgiving, however you can enjoy it all year if you fill your pantry with this lovely jam.Apple Cranberry Jam

Apple Cranberry Jam can be served with any turkey or chicken dish or even in place of cranberry sauce on your table over the holidays. It also is the perfect size for gift giving. I may have given up my pantry when we moved, but I’m still canning and so pleased to have found this delicious Cranberry Apple Jam.Apple Cranberry Jam

Apple Cranberry Jam

Ingredients:

2 pounds cranberries {I used fresh}
3 Granny Smith apples
1 orange, peeled, seeded and chopped
3 cups sugar
2 cups water
1/2 cup honey

Directions:

Combine all the ingredients in a 5 quart sauce pot and slowly bring to a boil, making sure all the sugar dissolves. Bring to a full rolling boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and then skim off any foam with a spoon.

Next, ladle the preserves mixture into hot prepared jars, filling to within 1/4 inch of tops. Wipe the jar rims and threads clean if needed. Cover with 2-piece lids. Screw bands tightly. Place jars on elevated rack in canner and then lower the rack into canner. Make sure the water is covering the jars by about 2 inches. Place the lid on the pot and bring the water to gentle boil. If you’ve not canned with a water bath canner before follow the manufacturers directions.

Process the cranberry apple jam for 10 minutes.

Remove jars and place on a towel to cool. After 24 hours check the seals. If the lid springs back, jam is not sealed and refrigeration is necessary. One recipe makes about {12} 8oz jarsApple Cranberry Jam

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