Easy Festive Jam | RECIPE


Is it just my household who has a ton of canned Cranberry Sauce leftover from Thanksgiving? When my husband came home with a punnet of free strawberries (he works in a grocery store so often returns home with food that they would otherwise throw away), I had the idea of whipping up a festive jam. I enjoy jam on toast more during the holiday season as it's so comforting. It reminds of being a young girl and having it for breakfast before school. As I was partly winging it, this recipe makes two small jars. If you want more or less, adjust accordingly and remember to taste as you go! I love the warmth of the cinnamon with the tanginess of the fruit in this. It tastes like Christmas and I imagine would be very delicious with a warmed mince pie or on some fruit toast. Yum! Enjoy, and if you try out this recipe please show me your creation!


  • 1 punnet strawberries
  • 1 cup sweetner/stevia (you could use actual sugar)
  • 1/3 can cranberry sauce
  • 1/4 cup frozen blueberries, thawed (optional)
  • 1 tsp orange juice
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg, ginger and cinnamon
  • pinch of salt

Step 1) Chop your strawberries into the smallest pieces you can manage, then mash with a fork or masher. There can still be lumps if you prefer a jam with more bite.

Step 2) Combine all your ingredients in a mdeium sized saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring continuously. 

Step 3) Once bubbling, lower the heat to low/medium and keep cooking until the consistency is thick and glossy, approximately 25-35 mins.. Keep stirring to prevent the jam from sticking the pan.

Step 4) Cool in your jar, and keep refrigerated. Ours usually lasts for up to 2 weeks. Enjoy!

To serve) Toast some fluffy bread, cover in melted butter, and top with your sweet jam. 

Are you a jam person? What's your favourite flavor? Let me know!

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