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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!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Jam
Servings: 6 1/2 cups
Author: Tricia

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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