Feb 28, 2011

Cranberry Grapefruit Jam

I love making jams at home. You get to control the amount of sugar and also avoid the addition of "hard to pronounce" ingredients in it. I never knew making jams can be so easy! Our jams are always homemade and I make them with various seasonal fruits available. Some of our favorites include the Pomegranate jam, Plum Jam and Orange Marmalade giving a variety to our morning breakfasts!


I had a huge bag of cranberries lying around in my freezer since December. After making some crumbles and muffins with fresh cranberries, I had frozen the remaining pack. When clearing out my freezer, I knew I had to finish those cranberries before they start dying! I had some fresh grapefruits in hand and quick Google Search gave some jam results with grapefruit and cranberry! And hence this healthy jam was born!! Who can deny a breakfast with a jam packed with Vitamin C, fiber and antioxidants. The cranberry gives a nice color to the jam and it reminded me of the mixed fruit kissan jam back in India.

Ingredients
Recipe Source: My Recipes
Grapefruit - 3 medium sized
Water - 1 cup
Fresh or frozen cranberries - 2 cups
Sugar - 2 cups ( can be replaced with honey or agave nectar to make it more healthier)

Directions
Carefully peel the grapefruit and take separate the flesh from the grapefruit reserving any juice. If you would like to make a marmalade instead of a jam, you could also add about 3 tablespoons of the grapefruit rind.

Combine the grapefruit sections and water in a large saucepan and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat to medium, and simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add cranberries, and cook 10 minutes.

Stir in sugar and cook for 30 more minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and allow to cool 10 min.

Do not worry, if the jam does not have jelly consistency. Cranberry has pectin and will set in the next 24 hours when poured into a glass bottle and allowed to set.


Pour into jars or airtight containers. Allow to sit at room temperature for a few hours. Store in refrigerator for up to 3 weeks or in a freezer for upto 6 months.

Enjoy with toast!

31 comments:

  1. Woww marvellous jam, never thought of making jam with both cranberry and grapefruit,beautiful combo..

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  2. looks yummy... haven't tried this combination before...

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  3. Wow... love the popping color of grapefruit... love the pics.. and i can actually taste the tart and lipsmacking flavour of the jam :)

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  4. Wow what a combination ...This has to be good

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  5. Delectable....love the background of the blog....

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  6. Beautiful colour! Yummy jam perfect to spread in bread to kick start a day!

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  7. What a pretty pretty jam that is - i agree with you on homemade jams.

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  8. mm..this sounds really yummy ..I will try this.
    It is a pleasure to follow your blog.

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  9. Great looking jam with a vibrant color..

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  10. Yum yum yum...Jam sounds and looks delicious..

    Aaha Oho

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  11. Wow Div I just feel in love the color of the jam..iI can consume a few spreads with bread:)

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  12. oh my god, u made me want to make this right away! lovely.....
    i have dried cranberries and oranges. any idea if this will work?

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  13. wow, looks absolutely delicious and beautiful colored :)

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  14. Nice combination. Looks yummy. Will definetly try this

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  15. I love homemade jams too - and my bottle is almost over. I like this combo you made here.

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  16. That looks amazing. I really need to get into this whole jam thing!

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  17. Looks tempting.Does it taste tangy?

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