6-Ingredient Sweet & Tart Cranberry Jam Recipe Takes 15 Minutes & Is What to Spread on Your Holiday Treats by 30Seconds Food

6-Ingredient Sweet & Tart Cranberry Jam Recipe Takes 15 Minutes & Is What to Spread on Your Holiday Treats

If you love cranberry sauce, you're going to adore this easy cranberry jam recipe. Cranberry jam is thinner and sweeter than cranberry sauce. It tastes amazing on biscuits, ice cream, pancakeswaffles, toast or even as part of a charcuterie board

This cranberry jam recipe is super easy to make. With only six ingredients and just 10 minutes of prep, this delicious jam also makes a great holiday gift. Attach a piece of fresh rosemary around the top of the mason jar with a pretty ribbon and wow your friends and family!

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: Makes 2 to 3 jars, depending on jar size


  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Put all the ingredients into a sauce pot. Bring mixture to a boil and cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. 
  2. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring often, until cranberries burst open, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Cool the mixture slightly before pouring into jars of your choosing. 

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Mason Jars $5 & Up
Pots $9 & Up
Sugar $2 & Up
Ground Cinnamon $2 & Up

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Elisa Schmitz
What a great way to enjoy cranberries all year-round. I just love this recipe!
It's like jarring up your favorite cranberry sauce, yummy...
A festive and flavorful idea 😋

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