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Cranberry Jam

Makesabout 2 cups
  • Active time:15 min
  • Start to finish:1 hr
November 2004
  • 1 (12-oz) bag fresh or frozen cranberries (not thawed; 3 1/2 cups)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 cup water
  • Bring all ingredients to a boil in a 2-quart heavy saucepan over moderate heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 20 minutes (jam will continue to thicken as it cools).
  • Force jam through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl, discarding skins and seeds. Cool, stirring occasionally.
Cooks' note: Jam can be made 4 days ahead and chilled, covered.
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