cranberry salad.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

cranberry salad

of course i have a recipe for holiday cranberry goodness that doesn't involve boiled animal hooves and bones. cause you know that's what gelatin is, right? sorry to disappoint bill cosby and his jell-o empire.

people have strong feelings towards their holiday cranberry fixins- in the can, gelatinous, or grossed out all together. i used to be grossed out all together, but this fruit only (ok, sugar too) recipe changed my mind.

tis the season, no?

cranberry salad
12 oz bag fresh cranberries, washed
3/4 cups sugar (more if you don't like it tart)
1 granny smith apple, peeled and diced
1 orange
1 lemon

1. cook the cranberries, sugar, and 1 cup water in a saucepan over low heat. those suckers will pop open and hit you upside the arm. watch out!
2. when the skins have popped open, add the diced apple, zest and juice of the orange, and zest and juice of the lemon.
3. let cook for another 15 minutes or so.
4. off the heat, feel free to add golden raisins, walnuts, or pecans. but why mess up a good thing?

original recipe from the barefoot contessa.

8 comments:

Kyla said...

Mmmmm, cranberry sauce is definitely one of my favorite holiday dishes to make. I've never actually used an apple in it though, I'll have to try it! Usually I substitute the sugar for brown sugar...yum!

Eleanor at Mirror Of My World said...

i love cranberries xxx

Ellen Hummel said...

We make cranberry sauce the same way (ours is without the apples), and it's so good, especially over hot oatmeal (or just by the spoonful, out of the refrigerator). Fresh and tart, perfect for a gray winter day.

A & E Harwell said...

i used to be grossed out all together, too. this recipe is very similar to andrew's mom's recipe and it made me realize that i do like cranberries (when they aren't jiggling). the picture is gorgeous, by the way!

rebecca said...

lib-
yes! no jiggle is key.

Lena at A Crimson Kiss said...

Sounds delicious! I really prefer my food from ingredients that came out of the ground or sky, instead of a box whenever possible...

Shoko said...

i have been loving your recipes! the color on this is beauuuutiful.

Monica L. Shulman said...

I'm not a huge fan of cranberry sauce but this photo and these happy colors might change my mind. love it.

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