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Hot Pepper Cranberry Jam ~ this small batch homemade cranberry jam is fantastic with cheese and crackers, and makes a perfect holiday food gift!


2 1/4 cups

Total time

0 minutes




  • 1 jalapeno peppers, (seeded and minced or leave the seeds in if you like more heat)
  • 12 oz fresh cranberries (rinsed)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar


  1. Rinse the berries and put in a pot. Add the water, sugar, and vinegar. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. The berries will start to pop, so stand back a bit. Once the sauce has come to a boil, it will be foaming and the berries will no longer be popping, turn down the heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Take off the heat and stir in the minced peppers. Let the sauce cool completely. Then transfer it to clean jars. Refrigerate until set. Cranberry sauce firms up as it cools, and eventually it will be of a spreadable consistency, perfect for sandwiches and cheese plates.
  3. View the recipe instructions at The View From the Great Island

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