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CRANBERRY JAM


                            1 vanilla bean, halved lengthwise
                            1 (12-oz) bag fresh or unthawed frozen cranberries (3 1/2 cups)
                            1 1/2 cups sugar
                            1/2 cup fresh orange juice
                            1/2 cup water

                            Special equipment: a food mill fitted with fine disk

                            Scrape vanilla seeds from pod into a 2-quart heavy saucepan. Add pod and remaining ingredients and
                            bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thick, about 20
                            minutes (jam will continue to thicken as it cools).

                            Purée jam in food mill set over a bowl, discarding skins and pod. Cool, stirring occasionally.

                            Makes about 2 cups.

                            Edited by: Miriams Mom