This cranberry jelly is quick and easy and totally luxurious as it has port in it – great for a special home made gift.
I started with 500g cranberries placed in a pan (you can use fresh or frozen), added the juice and zest of 2 large oranges and added 50ml of port. These were simmered gently until the cranberries were really soft. I then added 500g granulated sugar and continued to heat gently, stirring to allow the sugar to dissolve fully. I then turned the heat up to boil rapidly until the mixture stared to thicken – testing regularly by taking a little on a teaspoon and pouring onto a very cold saucer. When it started to set it was poured into small sterilised jars – I had an assortment of sizes I had collected and it filled 7 small jars.