Saturday, April 9, 2011

Cran-Apple Preserves (Cranberry Jam With Apples)

Cranberries and apples combine to make delicious and beautiful preserves! It is lovely as a topping for toast, pancakes etc. and also as a filling for cakes and jam bars. Cran-apple preserves over cream cheese on crackers make wonderful starters. The spices can be omitted if you prefer plain preserves. For longer storage, process using canning jars according to manufacturer's directions.


1 large Apple, peeled, cored and chopped coarsely
2 cups Cranberries, fresh or frozen
1/2 cup Evaporated Cane Juice or sugar
1 pinch Sea Salt
1 Tbsp fresh Lime Juice
1/2 tsp ground hot red chilies
1 Tbsp finely grated fresh Ginger
3 pods Cardamom, seeds ground


Combine all the ingredients (except the lime juice) in a large non-reactive pan; cover and cook over low heat until soft and jam-like. Be careful to stir well occasionally while cooking.

Remove from heat, stir in the lime juice and spoon into jars.

Store in the refrigerator.

Serve as a topping for toast, pancakes, waffles, etc. or as a chutney with meals.


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