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An Easy DIY Holiday Gift: Cabernet Sauvignon Infused Cranberry Jam

Nicole Barylski

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DIYers why not showoff your skills this holiday season by creating a flavorful gift for loved ones? A Cranberry Jam Infused with SIMI Alexander Valley Landslide Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon makes a beautiful and tasty present.

Cranberry Jam Infused with SIMI Alexander Valley Landslide Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. (Courtesy Photo)

Cranberry Jam Infused with SIMI Alexander Valley Landslide Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon:

 • 1 pound whole cranberries, fresh or frozen (about 5 cups)
 • 1 cup SIMI Alexander Valley Landslide Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
 • 1 cinnamon stick (about 2 inches)
 • zest of half an orange or tangerine, removed with a Microplane grater
 • zest of half a lemon, removed with a Microplane grater
 • 2 cups sugar
 • 1/4 cup walnut, pecans, or pistachios (or more to taste)


1. Combine the cranberries, wine, cinnamon sticks, and zests in a small pot. Bring to a boil and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, or until the berries burst and collapse.
2. Stir in the sugar and nuts. Stirring constantly, reduce the mixture over medium heat for 5 minutes, or until thickened to your liking. (Note: To test the set, put a half-teaspoon of hot jam on a chilled saucer in the freezer for 60 seconds. If it's runny when cold, reduce for a minute or two longer.)
3. Pour the hot jam into jars or any other airtight container. Store the cooled jars in the refrigerator for up to a month.

Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski

Guest (Sinny) from Smereva says::
Nice suggestion, I love wine and it would be an ideal gift for me. I'm going to take a page from diyvalley site and make my own simple New Year gift
Dec 21, 2015 4:36 pm


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