Preserves to make for christmas recipes - Preserving food

Author: Geraldine Hubbard  

This delicious, festive Christmas jam is the perfect blend of holiday goodies and perfect for gift giving. Christmas Jam -- a combination of strawberries, cranberries, orange zest and cinnamon -- is a perfect gift to share with friends during the holiday season, a delicious topping for biscuits or toast, and a bright addition to a charcuterie board!

Christmas Jam

Christmas Jam
This delicious, festive Christmas jam is the perfect blend of holiday goodies and perfect for gift giving.
Provided by: Danielle McCoy
Total time: 40 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Prep time: 20 minutes
Yields: 6 servings
Number of ingredients: 10
Ingredients:
  • 12 Oz Cranberries (fresh or frozen, thaw first if frozen)
  • 1 Orange, peeled and sectioned
  • 2 t Orange Zest, from the peel
  • 16 Oz Fresh or FrozenStrawberries (thaw if you use frozen)
  • 1/4 t Ground Cloves
  • 1/4 t Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 t Allspice
  • 4 C Sugar, pure cane is best
  • 1 Package Powder Fruit Pectin
  • 1/2 C Water
Nutrition:
  • Calories: 37 calories
  • Carbohydrate: 10 grams carbohydrates
  • Cholesterol: 0 milligrams cholesterol
  • Fat: 0 grams fat
  • Fiber: 0 grams fiber
  • Protein: 0 grams protein
  • Saturated Fat: 0 grams saturated fat
  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Sodium: 1 milligrams sodium
  • Sugar: 9 grams sugar
  • Trans Fat: 0 grams trans fat
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 grams unsaturated fat
How to cook:
  1. Wash jars, lids, and rings. Fill jars 2/3rds full of water and place in water-bath canner. Fill with water. Put canner on stove over medium-high heat to sterilize jars while you make the jam.
  2. Place lids in a small saucepan covered with water. Boil over medium-high heat while you make the jam. Set rings to the side, they don't need sterilized.
  3. Place cranberries and sectioned orange into a blender. You just want them coarsely chopped. My blender has a food chop option, and I use that.
  4. Add in the strawberries, orange zest and spices. Stir a bit in the blender to make sure they get mixed a little. Blend until everything is chopped fine. You don't want it pureed.
  5. Stir fruit mixture and water together in a 5 qt stock pot.
  6. Stir in fruit pectin and add your 1/2 teaspoon of butter (this reduces foaming).
  7. Bring the mixture to a rolling boil over high heat, stir constantly.
  8. Add sugar to the mixture. Return to full rolling boil. Boil exactly 1 minute.
  9. Remove from heat. Using a metal spoon, skim off any foam.
  10. Immediately ladle hot jam into prepared jars. Leaving 1/4" headspace.
  11. Wipe rims and threads. Center lid. Place ring on just finger tight. Place jars back in canner.
  12. When all the jars are filled, fill canner with water until jars are covered with 2".
  13. Cover canner. Bring to a boil. Process for 10 minutes.
  14. Turn off heat. Uncover canner. Allow jars to sit for 5 minutes.
  15. Remove jars to a towel-lined counter and leave undisturbed for 24 hours before checking seal.
  16. Check for proper seal. If any didn't seal, place in the refrigerator and use within 2 weeks.
Notes: Homemade Christmas Jam Recipe: How to Make It, Ingredients · 3 packages (12 ounces each) frozen pitted dark sweet cherries, thawed and coarsely chopped · 2 cans (8 ounces each) unsweetened crushed pineapple,

Christmas Jam

Christmas Jam
I have a passion for cooking, and I can probably thank my grandmother for it. She was a marvelous cook who could really stretch a food dollar. —Jo Talvacchia, Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey
Provided by: Taste of Home
Total time: 35 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Prep time: 25 minutes
Yields: 14 servings
Number of ingredients: 4
Ingredients:
  • 1 package (40 ounces) frozen unsweetened strawberries, thawed or 2-1/2 quarts fresh strawberries, hulled
  • 1 pound fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed
  • 5 pounds sugar
  • 2 pouches (3 ounces each) liquid fruit pectin
Nutrition:
  • Calories: 84 calories
  • Fat: 0 fat (0 saturated fat)
  • Cholesterol: 0 cholesterol
  • Sodium: 0 sodium
  • Carbohydrate: 22g carbohydrate (21g sugars
  • Fiber: 0 fiber)
  • Protein: 0 protein.
How to cook:
  1. Grind strawberries and cranberries in a food processor or grinder; place in a Dutch oven. Add sugar. Bring to a full rolling boil; boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat; stir in pectin and return to a full rolling boil. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat.
  2. Cool for 5 minutes; skim off foam. Carefully ladle hot mixture into hot half-pint jars, leaving 1/4-in. headspace. Remove air bubbles; wipe rims and adjust lids. Process for 10 minutes in a boiling-water canner.
Notes: Christmas Jam - The Seasoned Mom, Christmas jam is a simple homemade jam made with strawberries, cranberries, orange zest, cinnamon, cloves and allspice.

Merry Christmas Jam Recipe

Merry Christmas Jam Recipe
Merry Christmas Jam Recipe prepared with pears, plums, raisins, and fresh figs. The jam also includes some spices. Each spoonful of jam will get you into Christmas mood! Magical for the heart.
Provided by: Helene Dsouza
Total time: 70 minutes
Cook time: 50 minutes
Prep time: 20 minutes
Yields: 3 servings
Cuisine: French
Number of ingredients: 5
Ingredients:
  • 2.2 pounds mixed fruits: fresh pears, plums, figs and dried raisins (*see Notes)
  • 3 cups Sugar
  • 1 Star Anise
  • 2 Cinnamon sticks
  • 12 green Cardamom Pods
Nutrition:
  • Calories: 995 kcal
  • Carbohydrate: 256 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Sodium: 20 mg
  • Fiber: 8 g
  • Sugar: 237 g
  • Serving Size: 1 serving
How to cook:
  1. Keep a small plate in the freezer, this is to test the setting point of the jam later.
  2. Wash and sterilize your jam jars.
  3. For the jam, start by washing your fruits well. We won't peel them but take out the cores from the plums and pears. Cut your fruits into large chunks and place into a large jam cooking pot.
  4. Pour the sugar over the fruits and mix it all in.
  5. Take the fruits with sugar to the heat.
  6. Add the spices to the fruits with sugar. Make sure to smash open the cardamom pods so that the spice aroma is released into the jam.
  7. Bring your jam to a rolling boil (it will get super foamy).
  8. Take the heat down to a simmer. Stir occasionally and simmer on low heat for about 30 minutes until the jam is set. Jam setting temperature is 105 Celcius/220 Fahrenheit.
  9. To make sure that your jam is set, test it by dropping some of the hot jam on the freezing cold jam. That way the jam cools down instantly and then only can you make out if it's running or set.
  10. The jam is ready when it's not running but set (please refer to video).
  11. Pick out all the spices and with a hand blender mash the jam smooth or semi-smooth.
  12. Pour the jam into the clean sterilized jam jars, up to the rim.
  13. Pour a drop or two of rum, whiskey or similar into the lid to add extra germ protection as this will prolong your jam's shelf life.
  14. Close the jar with the lids tight and turn it quickly upside down when it's still hot. This will create a suitable vacuum and your jam won't get moldy. Leave the jam like that for about 24 hours.
  15. Label your jam with jam name and date. Store in a cool and dry place. Keep in the fridge once opened.
Notes: Spiced Christmas Jam - One Hundred Dollars a Month, Fill a boiling-water canner about 2/3 rds full with water and bring it to a boil. Pulse strawberries {if using frozen} and cranberries in a food

Christmas Jam

Christmas Jam
Christmas Jam -- a combination of strawberries, cranberries, orange zest and cinnamon -- is a perfect gift to share with friends during the holiday season, a delicious topping for biscuits or toast, and a bright addition to a charcuterie board!
Provided by: Blair Lonergan
Total time: 790 minutes
Cook time: 60 minutes
Prep time: 10 minutes
Yields: 10 servings
Cuisine: American
Number of ingredients: 8
Ingredients:
  • 40 ounces frozen unsweetened strawberries, thawed or partially thawed ((or sub with 2-½ quarts fresh strawberries, hulled))
  • 1 lb. fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed or partially thawed
  • Zest from 2 oranges ((about 2 tablespoons))
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
  • 4 lbs. granulated sugar
  • 2 pouches (3 ounces each) liquid fruit pectin
Nutrition:
  • Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
  • Calories: 47 kcal
  • Carbohydrate: 12 g
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Fat: 1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Sodium: 1 mg
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Sugar: 12 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2 g
How to cook:
  1. Coarsely chop the strawberries and cranberries in a food processor or grinder (do not puree). It’s fine if you still have some larger chunks of fruit – you can mash them with a potato masher or a wooden spoon while they’re cooking. You don’t want the fruit totally pureed, because this is jam (not syrup or jelly!) – and it should have some chunky pieces of fruit throughout.
  2. Transfer the fruit to a large Dutch oven. Add orange zest, cinnamon, cloves, allspice and sugar.
  3. Bring the mixture to a full rolling boil, stirring occasionally. Once the mixture comes to a full rolling boil, continue the boil for exactly 1 minute.
  4. Remove from the heat; stir in pectin and return to a full rolling boil. Once the mixture returns to a full rolling boil, set a timer and boil for exactly 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat.
  5. Cool for 5 minutes; skim off the foam. At this point, the mixture will still be quite thin – it will not look like a thick jam. That’s fine! It will thicken and set as it cools.
  6. Carefully ladle the hot mixture into hot, sterilized half-pint jars, leaving ¼-inch of headspace. Wipe the rims clean with a damp cloth; secure the lids. Process in a water bath for 10 minutes.
  7. Carefully remove the jars to a towel on the counter. Let stand, undisturbed, for 12 hours at room temperature. Check the seals after 12 hours by pressing the center of the lids. If the lid gives or the center button remains popped up, store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month. Properly sealed jars will keep in a cool, dark place for up to 8 months. Refrigerate after opening.
Notes: Christmas Jam Recipe, directions · Combine cranberries and sections of seeded orange in a food processor. · Pulse until coarsely chopped. · Add strawberries, zest, cloves and cinnamon.
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