Thursday, November 3, 2011

Tip on Cranberries

I love a good Cranberry sauce with my turkey! I always make it rather than use the jellied in the can stuff. Did you know that Cranberries can be frozen in the bag? I  try to buy at least one or two extra as soon as they come in the market and throw then in freezer. That way I have some for later in the year. Here is my recipe for Cranberry Orange relish.

1 bag of fresh Cranberries
juice an zest from one large Orange
1 oz Orange liqour'
1/2 cup of sugar or more to taste
1/3 cup of water

Combine all ingredients and cook over medium heat until the Cranberries start to pop.  Be ensure to cover the saucepan with lid or mesh cover to eliminate extra splatters.  Once the majority of berries have popped, take the pan off the heat and mash the berries with a potato masher.  Put in a non reactive bowl, cover and chill for at least 2 hours.  The addition of the orange juice and zest will make a big difference.   This can be kept in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. However it never last that long at my house.

You can adjust the consistency by adding more water while cooking.