Easy Christmas Jam Recipe

This festive Christmas jam recipe combines all your favorite Christmas flavors into a delicious jam that is easy to make and a fun holiday tradition.

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My kids love this jam recipe and it’s a hit year round! Since one of the main ingredients are cranberries, I love making it during Cranberry season!

Ideas for Christmas Jam

Christmas jam is a delicious and festive treat to add to your Christmas brunch or breakfast spread. It also makes a fantastic homemade gift to give to family and friends during the holiday season.

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Christmas Jam

By: April
An easy jam recipe that can be given as a gift and tastes like Christmas in a jar!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Pints
Calories 30 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 16 oz frozen or fresh unsweetened cranberries see notes
  • 16 oz fresh or frozen unsweetened strawberries (see notes)
  • 1 orange zested
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
  • 4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 package powdered fruit pectin
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ teaspoon butter optional

Instructions
 

  • Prepare 4 pint jars or 6 half-pint jars for canning.
  • Zest the orange, then peel and section. Discard the peel.
  • Place the cranberries and strawberries in a food processor and coarsely chop.
  • Add the strawberries, orange zest, cinnamon, allspice and cloves to the food processor.
  • Blend until everything is finely chopped but not pureed.
  • Transfer the fruit mixture to a large stock pot and add the water.
  • Stir in the pectin and 1/2 tsp of butter, to reduce the foam.
  • Stirring constantly, bring to a rolling boil.
  • Once at a rolling boil, stir in the sugar.
  • Return to a rolling boil, stirring constantly, and continue to boil for 1 minute.
  • Remove from the heat, skim foam, and ladle the jam into hot jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace.
  • Process in a water-bath canner for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from canner and place on a towel or wooden cutting board for 12-24 hours being careful not to turn, shake or move the jars.

Notes

Cranberries are full of natural pectin so it will thicken as it cools. If using frozen cranberries, thaw before using.
Butter is optional but helps to reduce the foam.
If using frozen strawberries, thaw before using. If using fresh strawberries, remove the stems and cut into halves or quaters for easier blending.
Nutrition 30 kcal
Keyword Christmas jam, Christmas jam recipe, cran-strawberry jam, cranberry strawberry jam

Conclusion

This delectable jam recipe is simple to make and fun to give! Grab some festive Christmas tags and lids and give the taste of Christmas this year!

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About the Author

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Hey! I'm April, the owner of Chaos & Wine!

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So let the chaos settle, grab a glass of wine and relax with me or join me for a little chaos in the kitchen!

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