OHHH ... . . I am sitting here imagining this cooking up to its yummy potential in my kitchen and even though I just had lunch, my tummy is all a grumble! Wow, LaVonne of SerenitySheepWoolens shared this fabulous-sounding recipe with the group and it just cannot stay there!!
A fantastic recipe to make for any winter holiday and even to gift - as long as you can keep it refrigerated.
Killer Cranberry Relish
2 small bags cranberries, cleaned and sorted.
Put in a large kettle with water to cover the berries.
To this add:
3 heaping TBS orange juice concentrate
2 cups brown sugar
1 orange, sliced and diced. Peel and all.
1 grapefruit, just the flesh
3 med cinnamon stix
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp allspice
pinch of cloves
Cook on low until berries pop and sauce begins to thicken.
Remove from heat and add 1 green apple ( with skin ).
Stir and put the lid back on to cool. ( I didn't want mushy apples ).
Refrigerate after cooled.
NOW HERE'S THE BEST PART
While it's cooling, put 3 TBS butter in a cast iron skillet. Add 1 1/2 cups
chopped pecans. Then add 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tsp grated fresh ginger. Keep
stirring until mixture browns nicely and roasts the pecans. Put on foil to
cool. Break into pieces if needed. Put in a ziplock and HIDE until just
before serving the relish. Mix in just prior to serving.