2 bags (12 ounces each), fresh or frozen
2 cups sugar
1 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons orange zest
1 cup water
1 teaspoon kosher salt
Place all ingredients in a stockpot and bring to a boil.Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 20 to 30 minutes uncovered, stirring frequently to help remove water, until mixture is a little thinner than jam (mixture will thicken more as it cools).
Remove from heat and mash well with a potato masher, until all cranberries are in small bits.
Keep in an airtight container in refrigerator for 3 to 4 weeks.
If canning, prepare water bath canner, and jars. Fill leaving 1/4 inch head space, and process 15 minutes.
1 Bag fresh cranberries
1 small can Mandarin oranges
1 cup sugar
Puree Mandarin oranges with their juice.
Combine all and cook. Smash cranberries on side of pot to help them pop. You can either leave chunky, or strain through sieve.
If you are going to can this, have your jars and hot water bath prepared, and process for 15 minutes.
For jelly, add 2 tbsp pectin.
3 1⁄2 cups fresh pureed pineapple (NOT canned!)
1 cup cream of coconut (do NOT use coconut milk)
1⁄3 cup white rum
1⁄4 cup lemon juice
6 1⁄2 cups sugar
2 (3 ounce) envelopes liquid pectin
In a large heavy bottomed pot, mix together pineapple puree, cream of coconut, rum, and lemon juice.
Stir in sugar and bring to a full rolling boil (one that can’t be stirred down) over high heat. Stir constantly, boil hard for three minutes. Remove from heat and stir in pectin. Skim off any foam.
Ladle into sterilized jars to within 1/4 inch of rim. Wipe rim clean. Apply lids and rings and tighten rings just fingertip tight.
Process jars in boiling water bath canner for 5 minutes.
Let sit at room temperature until set. Check seals — center of lids should be indented.
Refrigerate any unsealed jar up to 3 weeks.
NOTE: Do NOT use coconut milk!
This made 9 half pints and 1 quarter pint(1/2 cup).
2 cups of your favorite fresh herb leaves or flowers (if using dry herbs, use 1 cup)
2 cups water, apple juice or white wine
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice or white wine vinegar
4 cups sugar (white or brown)
3 ounces liquid fruit pectin or 2 tablespoons dry pectin
pinch of salt
1-2 drops food color, optional
Wash half-pint jelly jars in the dishwasher, or sterilize in boiling water. Keep jars hot until ready to fill with jelly. Use new Ball or Kerr canning lids, and keep them in hot water.
Coarsely chop your chosen herbs and put in a medium saucepan. Add 2 cups of water or juice and bring to a constant boil for about 10 seconds. Remove from heat and let stand until completely cooled. Strain, discarding herbs, so that you have 1 1/2 cups of the liquid.
Pour the herbal infusion (liquid) into a large cooking pot and add lemon juice or vinegar and the sugar. Bring to a hard boil, then add the liquid pectin and continue to boil for exactly one minute. Remove from heat and skim off any foam and discard it.
Pour the hot jelly immediately into hot, half-pint jelly jars, filling them to within 1/2 inch of the top. Wipe the rims of the jars with a damp cloth and screw on the hot lids, just lightly tightening. Tip the covered jars upside down for about a minute to coat the inside and create a seal. Place right side up on a towel and let cool. Label and store in a cool, dark place. Your jelly will keep for 1-2 years.