A sweet and tart blend of strawberries and cranberries, my Holiday Cranberry Strawberry Jam is best enjoyed with a lovely loaf of bread, good butter and family.
Thanksgiving is over…and we are already sprinting to Christmas.
As much as this thanksgiving flew by in a wink, it was such a fun one! It was our 3 month old’s first Thanksgiving, her first trip to Texas, and her first time at the beach.
This year our Thanksgiving was a bit different than the norm, which honestly was a fun change. We didn’t go with the traditional turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie. Instead we made a big lamb roast paired with the hub’s creamiest mashed potatoes, garlic broccolini, maple carrots, abuela’s homemade rolls, lots of wine, and late night pisco sours!
For dessert, because c’mon that’s clearly the best part, we had a coffee quesillo and my favorite cranberry upside down cake. Pretty much a perfect holiday meal! And because we still love our turkey, we will be smoking a turkey in December just for fun!
Alright now let’s talk holiday jam!
Here’s the deal:
- if you have leftover cranberries…
- if you love a good homemade jam…
- if you are going to have people over for breakfast during the holiday season…
- OR if you need an impressive homemade gift idea…
MAKE THIS JAM!
I love making homemade jam because it makes the whole toast and jam experience about 1000% better. It’s nuts that with just some fruit and sugar, you can make an all natural jam that tastes better than store-bought without those weird unnecessary ingredients.
All you need are leftover fresh cranberries, strawberries (fresh or frozen), a little lemon juice, and sugar. Once the jam is cooked up, you can either eat it that week, freeze it for a later date or package it up for holiday gifts.
I made a big batch of this holiday jam 2 weeks ago and already devoured an 8 ounce jar. The rest are nicely packed in my freezer just waiting to be pulled out for slow weekend brunches, hosting family and friends, and last-minute hostess gifts.
So don’t get rid of those leftover cranberries! And instead make this delicious JAM!
Recipe slightly adapted from SeriousEats.