Cranberry Jam: Test 1


The Exploratory Kitchen

Total time: 15 minutes

Yield: 2 cups


Small pot


1 12oz bag of cranberries
1 cups sugar
1 orange, juiced
1/2 orange peeled rind
1 star anise
1/2 cinnamon stick


  1. All ingredients were combined in a small pot and set over medium heat. You could see it foam up as the cranberries begin to pop. Slowly the foam subsides and the berries all burst, the mixture thickens to a thick paste even when hot. This did not take long, roughly 15 minutes. You can see the progression of the consistency in the small gallery below. Towards the end I did start helping the berries pop to speed things up.
  2. Before storing, remove the orange peel and large spices. Can be canned or just refrigerated. Lasts quite a few weeks in the fridge.


Cranberry Condiments

Published by

Tali Apostolico

I'm a baking addict with a history of messing around in a lab. Science, an intense interest in food and flavor, and creative genes! Thus, Exploratory Kitchen was born! A scientific approach to producing delicious and customizable foods with the aim to understand the ingredients and not just follow the recipe.

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