Cranberry Gems
Cranberry Gems
Cranberry Gems
Cranberry Gems
Servings Prep Time
31.5 pint jars 10minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
5minutes 24hours
Servings Prep Time
31.5 pint jars 10minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
5minutes 24hours
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Wash cranberries with warm water. Prepare clean jars and lids. In a sauce pan, mix sugar, water, and spices. Bring to boiling on medium heat.
  2. Add all cranberries at once and mix them with hot simple syrup. The goal of this step is to heat berries without letting them pop, keeping them whole. Listen carefully. When you hear the first pop, turn the heat off, but continue stirring, distribute the heat of syrup equally. Taste one berry — it should be hot inside.
  3. Using a slotted spoon, scoop hot cranberries and spices into the jars. You will need tree 1.5-pint jars and one 0.5-pint jar to fit all cranberries.
  4. Bring syrup to boiling again, pour into the jars with cranberries, and close the lids. Keep in room temperature until cool enough to touch (or for up to 24 hours).
  5. Open the jars and strain bright red cranberry syrup into a pan (keep cranberries in the jars). As you can see, what was in a smaller jar now fits into the three large jars, because cranberries gave up some of their juices into the syrup. Bring the syrup to boiling and boil it for 1-2 minutes to slightly concentrate it. Pour hot syrup into the jars with cranberries, and close the lids. Turn the jars upside down and keep them in room temperature until cool enough to touch (or for up to 24 hours). Repeat one more time. Store refrigerated.

Share this: