Friday, November 28, 2008

Yummy Cranberry Deliciousness

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.
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.


Anonymous said...

Thanks, Jamie! Just FYI, the apple is chopped up with the peeling left on.
I took a conglomeration of different recipes and made up this one. We love it. It's reportedly good on ice cream, but I can't say that first-hand!

Anonymous said...

Oh, and it freezes well!

Jamie of ItsieBitsies said...

ohh . .freezes well, even better. Whip up a big batch and freeze in small parts... perfect!