Holiday Freezer Jam
Holiday Freezer Jam ~ a wonderful combination of cranberries, raspberries, and pears with a touch of spice and a splash of Grand Marnier! This quick & easy freezer jam recipe will thrill you and your guests. Dressed up in a pretty jar, this makes a wonderful gift!
Servings: 6 1/2 cups
- 2 cups fresh cranberries
- 2 cups about 12-ounces fresh raspberries
- 1 ripe pear, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch dice
- 4 cups granulated sugar
- 1 box SURE-JELL for Less or No Sugar Needed Fruit Pectin (1.75 ounce box)
- 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier
- 1 orange, juiced in a 1 cup measure. Add enough water to make 1 cup liquid
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
You will need: Clean containers and lids to hold at least 6 1/2 cups of jam.
Wash the raspberries and place them in a small low mixing bowl. Crush the raspberries with a potato masher. Push half the pulp through a fine mesh sieve to remove part of the seeds. Discard the seeds and combine the raspberries and pulp together. Set aside.
Place the sugar and pectin in a large saucepan and add the orange juice and water. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat and add the cranberries. Cook for about 5 minutes or until the cranberries burst and breakdown. While cooking the cranberries, use a wooden spoon to smash the berries against the side of the saucepan. Remove from the heat.
Off heat, add the cinnamon, nutmeg, diced pear and all the raspberry pulp. Stir for a few minutes until well blended. Stir in the Grand Marnier and immediately fill the prepared containers to within 1/2 inch of the top.
Wipe off the top edges of the containers and immediately cover with lids. Allow the jam to sit at room temperature for 24 hours then refrigerate for up to 3 weeks or freeze for up to 1 year. Thaw the jam in the refrigerator before serving.
Refrigerate jam for up to 3 weeks or freeze jam for up to 1 year.
Use fresh or frozen cranberries and raspberries (thaw slightly)
If you don't have Grand Marnier, it will be delicious without - no worries
Makes: 6 1/2 cups jam