Sweet Chilli Jam with a Festive Twist; A blend of sweet but not too spicy flavours. I promise, you’ll fall in love with this recipe and it’s super easy to make! Its the perfect addition to your cheese board this season, or served alongside all those yummy Christmas leftovers.
- 500g Cranberries
- 2 sweet pointed red peppers
- 2 red onions
- 200g sugar
- 3 – 4 Red chillies
- 3 Clementines (juice & vinegar)
- 60ml red wine vinegar
- 2 Bay leaves
- 1 tsp all spice
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 40g fresh ginger root
- Prep your ingredients. Finely mince the garlic, ginger and chilli. Followed by the peppers and onions. Then weigh out your Sugar & Vinegar and set to one side.
- Place the onions, garlic, ginger and chillies in a large pan over a low heat with a splash of olive oil and sweat down for 8-10 minutes, or until the onions are soft but not brown / caramelised.
- Add the cranberries, peppers, sugar, vinegar, clementine zest and juice and all spice to the pan with the onions.
- Simmer gently on a low heat for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the cranberries have softened and are just starting to break down, but still holding their shape (we still want it to be a chunky sauce)
- Gently mash the sauce a little with the back of a wooden spoon, cook gently for another 15 minutes to give the cranberries time to release their pectin or until the sauce has thickened and looks jammy – it will thicken up further once cooled.
- Turn off the heat, taste and season with sea salt and a pinch of black pepper.
- Spoon into sterilised jars, seal the jars you aren’t going to eat straight away.
- If clementines aren’t in season when you are making this jam swap for 1 large orange.
- Use a pair of disposable gloves when cutting the chillies if you have sensitive skin, or don’t trust yourself to not rub your eye after cutting the chillies up!
- Kilner 250ml preserve jars are perfect for storing the chutney in smaller portions to prevent food waste.
- To sterilise your jars, heat the oven to 120°C/100°C fan/gas ½. Wash the jars and lids in hot soapy water, rinse clean and put the jars to dry in the warmed oven. Turn off the oven and leave the jars in until ready to decant your chutney. Put the lids (and any rubber seals) in a pan of boiling water for 2 minutes.
- You can use old jam jars as long as the inside of the lids are plastic coated, otherwise the vinegar will corrode the metal.
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 45
- Category: Jams & preserves
- Method: pan
- Cuisine: Christmas
Keywords: jam, preserves, chilli jam, cranberries, Christmas