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.
I make large batch and can the rest
Love this recipe make it every year when cranberries come in season here, make more than I need for holidays then water bath can (15 minutes) the rest to eat throughout the year, just like you make berry jam, without adding pectin (the fruit has plenty in it anyway) thickens nicely. and when you feel the need for some sauce on that turkey sandwich in late winter, spring, summer or early fall you made your own!