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Cranana Jam

Rated as 4.63 out of 5 Stars

"Family recipe that I have never seen anywhere else. It is our favorite jam."
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40 m servings 75
Original recipe yields 80 servings (10 cups)


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  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat combine cranberries and water; simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in mashed banana and sugar. Increase heat to medium-high; boil 1 minute. Stir in pectin and lemon juice.
  2. Sterilize the jars and lids in boiling water for at least 5 minutes. Pack the jam into the hot, sterilized jars, filling the jars to within 1/4 inch of the top. Run a knife or a thin spatula around the insides of the jars after they have been filled to remove any air bubbles. Wipe the rims of the jars with a moist paper towel to remove any food residue. Top with lids, and screw on rings.
  3. Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then carefully lower the jars into the pot using a holder. Leave a 2 inch space between the jars. Pour in more boiling water if necessary until the water level is at least 1 inch above the tops of the jars. Bring the water to a full boil, cover the pot, and process for 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 75 calories; 0 19.3 0.1 0 < 1 Full nutrition

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When I tasted this jam, I thought I'd died and gone to heaven - it's THAT good! I gave a jar to my brother, and he said it was the best jam he'd ever tasted! Really easy to make, too. (But le...

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Well, I thought this was not very good at all. The texture was ultimately weird and inconsistent, sometimes grainy like cranberry sauce and sometimes jammy. I also thought the cranberry/banana f...

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When I tasted this jam, I thought I'd died and gone to heaven - it's THAT good! I gave a jar to my brother, and he said it was the best jam he'd ever tasted! Really easy to make, too. (But le...

This is the yummiest jam I've ever tasted! This was my first attempt at canning anything and it was so easy. I used a waterbath canner and processed the jars for 10 minutes in it. The amazing th...

If you've never made jam before, start with this recipe. The ingredients do the work themselves. The result is beautiful, delicious and unique. I have made bunches of this for Christmas gifts...

I make lots of different fruit jams, this is a nice addition as it uses different fruit. We like the fruit taste without the pectin. Skip the water. General rule is one cup sugar to one cu...

Great taste and easy recipe. I found it to be a bit too sweet so I may cut the sugar next time. Also, I didn't taste banana at all. I thought this jam tasted more like strawberry than cranber...

This is such a beautiful jam that if it didn't taste so well, I would never open it! But the taste is so good I can't resist! I am wrapping these up for Christmas gifts ... makes 5 half pint j...

I've made this jam for several years to give as holiday gifts. My friends eagerly look forward to it--and some even place "orders" long before cranberry season arrives!!

I came across this recipe after my daughter started bringing home over ripe fruit that would otherwise be trashed, and buy cranberries when in season for another fantastic recipe on here. The f...

Good starter recipe. As is, way too sweet but it's easily bendable to cut the sugar back, if you so choose. Which I did. That's really the only issue I had was just too much sugar. Very simple, ...