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Cranberry Orange Jam Recipe

Cranberry Orange Jam

Farmersgirl Kitchen
Cranberry Orange Jam is a lovely fresh flavourful preserve that you can make with fresh or frozen cranberries. 
4.63 from 8 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course preserves
Cuisine American
Servings 1 jar
Calories 657 kcal


  • 300 grams fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 300 grams granulated sugar
  • 1 small orange, grated zest
  • 1 small orange, juice


  • Put a saucer into the fridge to test for set later.
  • Thoroughly wash a large jam jar and place in the oven on an oven tray, set the oven to 100C.
  • Put all the ingredients in a medium sized pan.
  • Heat gently until the sugar has all dissolved.
  • Bring to the boil and keep at a rolling boil for  8 minutes with granulated sugar.
    4 minutes with jam sugar 
  • Take off the heat and place a teaspoonful of the jam onto the cold saucer, put it back in the fridge for 5 minutes, then push the jam with your finger. If it wrinkles the jam is ready. If not put the jam back on the heat and boil for another 2-3 minutes before testing again.
  • Ladle into the jar and leave to cool for 10 minutes before putting on the lid.
  • Leave the jam to cool completely before use.


If you would like to use the jam more quickly, spoon some onto a plate and it will cool more quickly.
I like some texture in my jam, but if you would like the cranberries to break down more, then simmer them in the orange juice and zest for 10 minutes before adding the sugar, then follow the recipe as before. 


Calories: 657kcalCarbohydrates: 228gProtein: 4gFat: 1gSodium: 6mgPotassium: 936mgFiber: 27gSugar: 150gVitamin A: 770IUVitamin C: 179.3mgCalcium: 156mgIron: 1.9mg