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Strawberry Cranberry Jam [Christmas Jam]

Sweet and juicy strawberry cranberry jam is the perfect Christmas jam for holiday gift giving. Sweet strawberries and tart cranberries are with holiday spices such as cinnamon, vanilla and nutmeg.
Course Sauces and Seasonings
Cuisine American
Cook Time 1 minute
Servings 32 ounces
Calories 56kcal


  • 3 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 3 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 vanilla bean split and seeded, pod reserved
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup BOTTLED lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2-1/2 cups granulated sugar


  • Pulse the strawberries and cranberries in a blender or food processor until chunky. Place the crushed berries in a 6 or 8-quart saucepan.
  • Stir in vanilla bean seeds, the vanilla bean pod, ground cinnamon, nutmeg and lemon juice.
  • Add the butter to the top of the jam.
  • Bring mixture to a full rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly.
  • Add the sugar and stir to dissolve. Return mixture to a boil. Continue to boil for one minute, stirring constantly.
  • Remove pan from heat. Skim foam if any has accumulated.


Storage instructions:
Opened strawberry cranberry jam should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator and consumed within one month.
Jam can also be frozen for up to a year. Transfer jam to a plastic, freezer safe container, leave 1/2-inch of clearance (headspace) between the jam and the top of the container to allow for expansion as it freezes. Jam that has been frozen should be thawed in the refrigerator. Once thawed, it may be a little more on the runny side than jam that has not been frozen.
Water bath canning:
Fill clean glass jars, leaving 1/4-inch of headspace.
Process jars for 10 minutes.


Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 56kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Sodium: 6.4mg | Potassium: 15mg | Sugar: 9.7g | Vitamin C: 2.4mg