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


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


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

9 comments on “Apple Cranberry Jam

Almas Nathoo on December 24, 2018 2:34 am

I Nancy I copied your recipe to make next year.
I make rhubarb and crab apples jam and enjoying now every day in fruit salad. I am so happy how much money we save by making it home and best Taste.
How proud we are of our “Labour of our love”.

Merry xmas and happy new year to you all.
Almas Nathoo

Nancy Wolff on December 24, 2018 4:35 pm

I love the idea of rhubarb and crabapples! Have to remember that for next year!I just love homemade preserves! 🙂

Helen on December 27, 2018 7:16 am

This looks like such a pretty jam for the holidays! I want to give it a try for next year.

candy on December 27, 2018 1:09 pm

This is the perfect jam from Thanksgiving and all the way through winter. The taste is wonderful and makes for a pretty gift. Found you on Simple Homestead Blog Hop.

Nancy Wolff on December 27, 2018 4:05 pm

I agree!

Lisa L on December 27, 2018 1:22 pm

This looks delicious, Nancy! Saw your recipe on the Simple Homestead hop this morning. 🙂

Nancy Wolff on December 27, 2018 4:05 pm

This is such a delicious jam and I plan to have it in my pantry year round! 🙂

April J Harris on December 29, 2018 10:04 pm

I love this wonderful flavour combination, Nancy! I would definitely enjoy your Apple Cranberry Jam at any time of year! Sharing on the H&S Facebook page later today. Thank you so much for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Please do share any posts you would like with the current party, and hope to see you at the first Hearth and Soul Link Party of 2019 on 7th January. Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year!

Miz Helen on December 30, 2018 10:27 pm

Happy New Year Nancy!f
Your Apple Cranberry Jam looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing your special talent with us at Full Plate Thursday and may you have a safe & prosperous new year!

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