John Q. Public
easy , simple, quick, and most of all FUN!
I added a orange peel < grated not zested> came out GOOOD!
Our cranberry/strawberry jam
For years I made this recipe and we loved it. So to kick it up a notch I experimented and came up with this now family recipe.
I add 4 cups of frozen fresh picked strawberries from summer harvest with the bag ocean spray frozen or fresh cranberries, substitute 1 cup of water for 1 cup of freshly squeezed orange juice(or bottled), cut down sugar to 1/2 cup of sugar, stir a little. Meanwhile grade 2 yo 3 tablespoons of orange rind. Bring to a boil. Once sauce is slightly muchy lower to a simmer and with potatoe masher mash Do Not Puree. Add the orange rind. Stir often to not allow to stick. Simmer down liquids till thick. Remove from heat. Transfer in a heat resistant container with lid off and let cool. Once cool close it put in fridge over night. Now you have a nice jam. Cheers. Been making this recipe for 20 years now. Fantastic with turckey.
Excellent Flavor & Texture, used powdered Stevia
Just like Doug from Tumwater, VA below, I love the thick texture that you get from using the whole berries: thick and rich. I used powdered stevia as a sweetener; had to use 1.5 times the amount that I would have used for sugar, which was weird, since stevia is much sweeter than sugar. Maybe the way it the powdered stevia processed, or maybe because I used the 'generic' version of it...!
I also have added chopped apples for cranberry applesauce, or sometimes mixed frozen fruit for a great treat. Also, I don't can mine - it goes straight into quart-size Ziplocs, I remove the excess air, and freeze for up to a year, and it's always delicious.
Do you think this would work with granulated sugar substitute instead of real sugar?
I blended mine for a smoother texture.