Christmas Baking - Cranberry-Almond Thumbprints

I love baking and I often get my children involved especially near Christmas. It can be very therapeutic and calming with Christmas music in the background, candles and fairy lights lit.


I would like to share this recipe for Cranberry and Almond Thumbprints which are Vegetarian, Low Sodium and Soy-Free.


Start by making the Cranberry Jam.


Ingredients - Cranberry Jam:


2 ½ cups cranberries, fresh or frozen (295 ml)

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup water

⅓ cup orange juice

1 tablespoon lemon juice

¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

¼ teaspoon coarse salt

⅛ teaspoon ground cardamom


Method for preparing the Cranberry Jam:


Combine cranberries, 1 cup granulated sugar, water, orange juice and lemon juice in a large saucepan.


Bring to a boil over high heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries burst, about 5 minutes.