Tuesday, December 11, 2012
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?
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. 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.