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Savory Cranberry Jam

savory cranberry jam

Looking for one more appetizer for your Thanksgiving table? This Savory Cranberry Jam not only goes great on a baguette with a dollop of goat cheese, but it would also be fantastic on top of your turkey!

{Please note that this jam recipe is not a canning recipe, due to the low-acidity level of onions. You’ll want to eat any leftover jam within a week or so, but I doubt you’ll have to worry about it lasting that long!}

This is what you’ll need for the baguette’s:

savory cranberry jam

You’ll mix all ingredients (except the cheese, of course) and bring to a simmer.

savory cranberry jam

Continue stirring and mashing for about 10 minutes, or until jam thickens. Let cool.

savory cranberry jam

savory cranberry jam

For the baguette’s, slice the bread and toast it, then add your favorite goat cheese. I used my favorite chèvre from the family run Redwood Hill Farms.

(I used my favorite goat cheese from the family run Redwood Hill Farms.)

savory cranberry jam

savory cranberry jam

savory cranberry jam

(By the way, isn’t this Acacia wood plater and spreader beautiful? It’s from Pacific Merchants and I’ll be doing a giveaway for a gift certificate so check back soon. )

Let me know what you plan on putting this jam on, and Happy Thanksgiving!

Savory Cranberry Jam

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

approx 13 oz

Serving Size: about 2 doz appetizers

Savory Cranberry Jam


  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 Tbs grated ginger
  • 1 baguette
  • goat cheese (or other favorite cheese)


  1. In a medium saucepan, add the first six ingredients
  2. Bring to a simmer over med-high heat
  3. Continue cooking, stirring and mashing often, until the jam has thickened, about 10 minutes
  4. Let cool
  5. Slice baguette into 1/3 inch pieces and toast until golden brown on each side
  6. Spread the toasts with goat cheese and top with the jam


Please note that this jam recipe is not a canning recipe, due to the low-acidity level of onions.

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    Thalia @ butter and brioche
    December 7, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    These little crostinis would make great Christmas appetizers. Never made my own cranberry jam before so this is definitely something that I need to try – thanks for sharing the great recipe!

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      Farm to Table
      December 7, 2014 at 9:59 pm

      It’s really yummy and the ginger gives it a really slight kick. Definitely more on the savory side, so perfect as appetizers… besides anything on goat cheese is good, right? 🙂

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    Amy @ Chew Out Loud
    December 7, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    This is absolutely something my Hubbs would love! We’ve got tons of fresh cranberries in the fridge right now, too. Just finished up some baguettes with cheese tonight. Love the look of these for the holidays 🙂

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      Farm to Table
      December 7, 2014 at 9:56 pm

      Yes! perfect for those cranberries! It looks really pretty if you use golden raisins too!

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