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Thursday, December 22, 2011

For the love of cranberry

Cranberry sauce with turkey is the holiday equivalent of pineapple on pizza.  You like it or you don't.  One of the great dichotomies of life.  Since I'm dedicating a whole post to cranberries, I think you can guess which side I favour.

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For years I thought canned cranberry sauce was a-mazing.  Sweet, tangy, easy, there.  That was before I was doing any of the cooking.  A few years back I took to making the sauce from scratch - which is dead easy.  Boil a cup of sugar and a cup of water, add a bag of cranberries and cook til the skins split.

Last year, I came across a more involved cranberry sauce recipe in Sweet Paul Magazine.  I knew I had to try it!

"Sauce" is an understatement.  This stuff is called Spiced Cranberry Apple Relish and is just as fancy as it sounds.  But fun to make!

Chutney ingredients

First, dice up the cranberries - I threw them in the food-processing attachment of my immersion blender and a few minutes later:

Minced cranberries

Citrus really makes this recipe zingy (zest and juice of oranges and lemons).


Grated fresh ginger adds the eponymous spice.

Cranberry apple chutney

Bit of sugar tames things down a bit:

Cranberry apple chutney

Just Us organic sugar

And the final product.  Cranberry lovers rejoice!

Cranberry apple chutney

Best enjoyed with turkey and all the trimmings.  Happy holiday eating to all of you, cranberry lovers or not!

Turkey dinner


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a very timely Christmas post !

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