Cranberry Jam

Bring fresh fruit flavor to the winter table with this simple recipe. Your child can help make the bright, flavorful jam.

Hands-On Time: 20 minutes
Ready In: 3 hours
Yield: about 3 cups


    12 ounces cranberries (3 cups)
    1 apple, peeled, cored, and quartered (use something tart, like Granny Smith)
    3/4 cup sugar
    Juice from 1 lemon (2 tablespoons)
    1/4 cup apple juice concentrate
    1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    Pinch nutmeg
    1 cup water


  1. In a food processor, pulse cranberries, apple, sugar, and lemon juice until roughly chopped. Transfer to a bowl and let macerate, covered and chilled, at least 2 hours.
  2. Have your helper spoon the mixture into a saucepan. Add apple juice concentrate, cinnamon, nutmeg, and water. Cook over low heat, covered, until thickened and fruit is soft, about 40 minutes. Lasts 2 to 3 weeks in a jar in the fridge.

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