This Strawberry-Cranberry Jam is delightful. It looks beautiful in a jar with a ribbon in a Christmas basket.

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Ingredients

96
Original recipe yields 96 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Sterilize jars and lids in boiling water for at least 10 minutes. Let simmer while making jam.

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  • In a large saucepan, combine strawberries, cranberries, pectin, and margarine. Bring to a boil. Stir in sugar, and return to a boil. Cook for 1 minute; remove from heat.

  • Quickly fill jars to within 1/2 inch from top. Wipe rims clean, and put on lids. Process in a boiling water bath for 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

98.6 calories; 0.1 g protein; 25.3 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 0.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2005
This is amazing!!! I love it and it's beautiful to boot! I didn't follow this exactly - I used 7 c. of fruit total - probably 5 c. strawberry/2 c. cranberry 7 c. of sugar one packet of pectin the juice of two tangerines and one lemon and the zest of the tangerines. The flavor is outstanding. Mine is just coming to cool now (I did a water bath) so I don't know how set it will be with the extra acidic juice but we use jam a lot in plain yogurt or on pancakes so we don't mind if it's a bit thin. Really really outstanding!!! Added the next day: the jam is cooled and is definitely set like a jam - not thin at all. And really really delicious! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/02/2004
I did not have the best of luck with this recipe - it turned out too grainy. I changed it to 5 cups of strawberries mashed about a cup of cranberries run through the food processor 7 cups of sugar and one packet of pectin oh and a dash of lemon juice and it came out much better. Had more of a fruity taste not so sugary. I just don't think I broke down the sugar long enough on the orignal batch. Read More
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104 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 89
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2005
This is amazing!!! I love it and it's beautiful to boot! I didn't follow this exactly - I used 7 c. of fruit total - probably 5 c. strawberry/2 c. cranberry 7 c. of sugar one packet of pectin the juice of two tangerines and one lemon and the zest of the tangerines. The flavor is outstanding. Mine is just coming to cool now (I did a water bath) so I don't know how set it will be with the extra acidic juice but we use jam a lot in plain yogurt or on pancakes so we don't mind if it's a bit thin. Really really outstanding!!! Added the next day: the jam is cooled and is definitely set like a jam - not thin at all. And really really delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2004
This jam is delicious. It's also convenient because it makes a large amount for many Christmas gifts. I used frozen strawberries and it turned out perfect! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2006
I LOVED this jam for Christmas gifts! Used 8oz pointsettia jars and it was beautiful. Used 2 lbs of strawberries and 8 cups of sugar also added 1/2 cup of lemon juice which makes it tarter and redder as well. I got 18 8oz jars out of this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2004
I made this recipe in 4 oz jars and gave them away for Christmas with a loaf of bread. I could not believe the compliments-- everyone loved it. I used frozen strawberies instead of fresh. Just as good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2007
Delicious! Even sweet enough for those who don't like cranberries. I used about 1/2 the recommended sugar and it was plenty sweet. In addition I cooked the whole thing for about 30 minutes to make sure the cranberries were adequately soft for spreading. I gave it as gifts for the holidays and I've had requests for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2007
I made this jam for craft fairs and it was by far the best seller. Excellent for christmas giving. Tastes more like Strawberry than Cranberry. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/02/2004
I did not have the best of luck with this recipe - it turned out too grainy. I changed it to 5 cups of strawberries mashed about a cup of cranberries run through the food processor 7 cups of sugar and one packet of pectin oh and a dash of lemon juice and it came out much better. Had more of a fruity taste not so sugary. I just don't think I broke down the sugar long enough on the orignal batch. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2004
YUM! This is the BEST jam recipe I have ever used. I made it for a craft show sold out and got tons of compliments. I have to make another batch today for Christmas baskets. I followed the recipe exactly and got perfect results. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2010
I am so proud of myself (first time making jam). This turned out perfectly for me. I used 10 cups of frozen strawberries, which I thawed a little and chopped up in the processor. I used one bag of fresh cranberries which I also chopped up. I used about 2 cups less than a 5 lb bag of sugar and tried to put the right amount of pectin in - one full packet of 1.75oz and little more of another. This recipe will fill more than 12 8oz jars!! I had only prepared 12 and we have a good sized container's worth left over. The jars turned out great!! Read More
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