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Small Batch Cranberry Jam

Easy homemade cranberry jam recipe that can be ready in less than 15 minutes. Just a few ingredients necessary! This sweet and tart jam cooks quickly and is delicious spread on toast or biscuits, added to a cheese board, or spooned over creamy desserts.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Cool10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast/Snack, Sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry, jam
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 36kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk



  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Place all of the ingredients in a 1-quart saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally to dissolve the sugar.
  • Reduce heat to a simmer; stirring occasionally, continue cooking until the cranberries are tender and pop open, about 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and cool before transferring to a jar or bowl.
  • Enjoy when cool.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 36kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 33IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Iron: 1mg