Cranberry Tea Jam with Apples, Sweetened with Dates

Cranberry Tea Jam with Apples, Sweetened with Dates // wishfulchef.comI’m not a fan of getting rid of food (something I learned from my mom), so here’s a jam recipe I made using leftovers from the cranberry tea I posted a few days ago. I cooked the leftover cranberries with an apple, a perfect pairing this time of year. To soften the mixture I added some of the original cranberry tea.


Cranberries are in season, so you should find an abundance at your grocery store or farmers market. If you’re making this jam with the leftovers from the tea like I did, add a few fresh cranberries into the pot. The jam will be tart, so you may need to adjust the amount of dates or sugar. Store in the fridge and once opened use within a few days.

Cranberry Tea Jam with Apples, Sweetened with Dates // wishfulchef.com

Leftover cranberries from cranberry tea recipe.

Cranberry Tea Jam with Apples, Sweetened with Dates // wishfulchef.com

Mix all ingredients in pot and simmer until thickened.

Cranberry Tea Jam with Apples, Sweetened with Dates // wishfulchef.com

Cranberry Tea Jam Recipe

  • leftover cranberries from cranberry tea
  • 1/2 cup fresh cranberries (if on hand)
  • 1 fuji apple, diced
  • 4-6 dates, diced
  • 1/2 cup cranberry tea or water

    In a pot (I used the same pot from the tea) combine leftover cranberries, fresh cranberries, diced apple, diced dates and tea. Simmer for 20-30 minutes, or until apple is soft and mixture has thickened. Pour into a sterilized mason jar.


    Total Time: 30-40 minutes
    Yield: Makes about 1 cup packed
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    2 Responses to “Cranberry Tea Jam with Apples, Sweetened with Dates”

    1. Jen @ BeantownBaker.com October 25, 2011 at 9:14 am #

      This looks great! You should consider entering them in my Power of Pink Challenge

      • Barb October 25, 2011 at 9:59 am #

        What a great idea. I’ll check it out and consider entering. Thanks, Jen!

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