My Cranberry Jelly is inspired by Williams Sonoma Jellied Cranberries (see image below). I was shopping and stopped by the store where they were sampling the jellied cranberries as well as a few other items and I really loved this one. I thought it would be amazing to be able to recreate this recipe at home and I think I’ve gotten super close.
The color of my sauce is a gorgeous bright red and the flavor is tart and spicy. I was tempted to just eat it straight, even before letting it set completely. I cannot wait to have this with turkey on Thanksgiving day.
Cranberry Jelly Recipe
- 12 oz fresh cranberries
- 1 1/2 cups cranberry juice
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 package gelatin
- pinch black pepper
- pinch ground cloves
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. lemon juice
- 1/2 orange, zest
- 1 cup apple sauce
- Rinse cranberries and put them in a medium saucepan along with the sugar and 1 cup cranberry juice. Stir to combine, and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar.
- While the cranberries are heating, combine measure 1/2 cup cranberry juice and sprinkle the gelatin packet over the juice. Allow to sit while continuing with the rest of the recipe.
- Let the mixture bubble away for about 5 minutes, until the all cranberries are burst.
- Add the applesauce, lemon juice and spices and stir together to combine.
- Puree the cranberry mixture in a blender. Be careful when pureeing hot liquids. Run the machine until the mixture is smooth, this will take about 30 to 60 seconds.
- Push the mixture through a mesh strainer, using the back of a large spoon to make sure as much of it as possible goes through.
- Add the juice and gelatin to the cranberry mixture and stir to combine completely.
- Pour the jelly into canning jars and allow to cool before covering and placing in the refrigerator.
- Once cool, place in refrigerator and allow to set up completely, overnight if possible.
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