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Gluten Free Cranberry Jam

  • Author: Elaine VanVleck
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: approximately 3 cups 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This easy gluten free cranberry jam recipe uses fresh cranberries, orange juice and orange zest. It's so simple to make this homemade sauce! It's perfect with Christmas breakfast or brunch.



3 1/2 cups Fresh Cranberries
1 cup Granulated Sugar
1/2 cup Orange Juice
2 tsp. Grated Orange Peel
1 cup Water


In a sauce pan add the cranberries, sugar, orange juice, grated orange peel and water. Cook on medium low heat until it begins to simmer.

Continue to simmer the jam while stirring constantly to keep the jam from burning on the bottom of the pan. This should take 10-12 minutes to cook the ingredients down into a jam.

The cranberries will begin to pop. Watch out for hot splatter!

Once the jam has reached the consistency you desire remove the pan from heat.

Pour the jam into a heat proof jar and let sit on the counter until it cools completely.

Once the jam is cooled seal the jar and store in your refrigerator for up to a month. 

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Jam
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Gluten Free

Keywords: gluten free, cranberry, orange, zest, citrus, jam, jelly, breakfast, brunch, Christmas, Thanksgiving, holidays, homemade, fresh