Thursday, August 4, 2016

We Be Jammin'... Red Hot Cranberry Jam with Rum

Red Hot Cranberry Jam with Rum
Found on myniche-myspace.blogspot

Makes 3 to 5 - half pints 

4 cups cranberry 

1-1/2 cup apple cider 

1 cup + 6 tbsps sugar 

1 jalapeno, radially sliced into thin pieces 

1-1/2 tsp crushed pepper 

8 cloves 

1/4 tsp ginger powder 

1/2 tsp salt 

zest of 1 lemon 

1 Tbsp orange peel cut into thin stripes 

2 tsp spiced rum 


Combine all the ingredients except spiced rum in a large enough container and cook over medium heat.

Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 20-25 minutes until the mixture gels and attains the desired consistency. Switch off the heat, stir in the spiced rum and ladle the jam into jars to 1/4 inch headspace. Process in a water bath canner for 15 mins. .

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