This cranberry and pomegranate jam is just so perfectly seasonal and just right for the holidays. The sweetness of pomegranate juice marries so well with the tartness of luscious cranberries, what could be better in a jam! And with only 3 ingredients it really is well worth making.
I love this time of year, all those gorgeous red berries and fruits just perfect for preserving. Cranberries are one of my favourites for preserving and over the years I’ve used them in many ways. From my Christmas cranberry gin to the cranberry gin jam I made with the gin soaked cranberries. Then there is my cranberry and orange marmalade and my cranberry and apricot relish. There are more too, I’m a bit fixated with cranberries!
Anyways, this year I decided to mix my cranberries with pomegranate for this delicious cranberry and pomegranate jam recipe.
Ingredients for cranberry and pomegranate jam
As I’ve said in the title of this recipe there are only 3 ingredients involved in this simple jam recipe;
- Cranberries (fresh or frozen)
- Pomegranate juice
That’s it folks, nothing more to worry about.
These lovely red berries come to us from the USA, Chille and Canada where over 58,000 acres of land are devoted to growing these berries.
Now why would you want to grow so many cranberries? Well they are not just tasty and great in sauces, jams and other preserves, cranberries are actually classed as a Super Food because of their health benefits as they are packed with nutrients and antioxidents.
I’m not going to listb all the benefits of cranberries here but if you want to learn more, just check out this Benefits of cranberries article,
How to make cranberry and pomegranate jam
Now this really couldn’t be easier. Just start by simmering the cranberries in the pomegranate juice until they are squishy, this will probably take about 20 minutes.
Next, scoop out the cranberries and press them through a metal sieve held over the pot of pomegranate juice.
Now put the cranberry pulp back into the pan and add the sugar. Let this simmer for a few minutes till the sugar has dissolved.
Then raise the temperature to a boil and bubble till you have reached that magic setting point of 105C.
Check out my jam making information in the links below and also how to sterilise your jars too.
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How much jam does this make?
I didn’t use a lot of cranberries (only 400g) so I wasn’t making a lot of my cranberry and pomegranate jam, in fact I got 4 x 200ml jars of jam from this recipe.
Want more? Then simply double up the recipe to suit your requirements.
How long will this jam keep?
Your cranberry and pomegranate jam should keep for up to a year in a cool dark place. Once opened store in the fridge and use within a month.
How to serve this jam
You can serve your cranberry and pomegranate jam either as a normal sweet preserve on your toast and croissants in the morning.
Use it as a filling for lovely festive cakes and bakes.
Better still use this cranberry and pomegranate jam with a cheeseboard or just top lovely brie topped toasts with some of this lovely jam and finish off with a couple of basil leaves.
Spoon some of your cranberry and pomegranate jam onto a round of Camembert or Brie and bake in the oven, then serve with crackers or crusty bread, yum!
Want something to jazz up your gravy for Christmas or Thanksgiving? Then stir in a spoonful of this cranberry and pomegrnate jam whilst you are making your gravy.
You can also use your cranberry and pomegranate jam as a glaze when roasting meats like turkey, game or beef.
This recipe makes a great foodie gift, so why not check out my post on how to make Christmas hampers.
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3 Ingredient Cranberry And Pomegranate Jam
- 400 g cranberries fresh or frozen
- 500 ml pomegranate juice
- 400 g granulated sugar
- Simmer the cranberries in the pomegranate juice till they are squishy, about 20 minutes
- Scoop out the cranberries and press them through a sieve held over the pomegranate juice then add the cranberry pulp back into the pn
- Add the sugar and heat gently till dissolved then boil rapidly to setting point 105C or when sets on a saucer chilled in the freezer
- Ladle into sterilised jars