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Christmas jam

Anna Glover
Make the most of seasonal cranberries with Christmas jam. You can add edible glitter to make it extra-special, if you like – it makes a great gift for friends
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine english
Servings 650 Ml
Calories 39 kcal


  • 500 g fresh cranberries
  • 2 oranges zested and juiced
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 cloves
  • 500 g caster sugar
  • 2 tsp edible glitter optional


  • STEP 1
  • Put a small plate in the fridge to chill. Tip the cranberries, orange zest and juice, the star anise, cinnamon stick, cloves and sugar into a heavy-based saucepan. Bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 30-35 mins, stirring often until the cranberries have burst and the liquid has reduced – it should be thick and jammy. Put a teaspoon of the jam on the chilled plate and leave to cool. Once cool, run your finger through the jam – if it wrinkles up, it’s ready. If not, cook for 5 mins more and test again.
  • STEP 2
  • Leave to cool for 10 mins, then remove the whole spices and stir in the glitter, if using. Decant into sterilised jam jars and seal. Will keep in a cool, dark place for three months, or chilled for one month once opened.


This recipe is sponsored by Mediterranean Supermarket 
Keyword christmas, christmas gift, christmas jam