I am not a huge fan of cranberries but there is one thing that I absolutely love...the cranberry relish that my mom makes for Thanksgiving. This recipe was passed down from my dad's mom. My grandmother was a good Midwesterner that like all things with jello. It was one of those things that my mom inherited when she became a member of the family. Getting the recipe meant that she was required to learn how to make it as well. Are you intrigued?
Sorry I don't have the recipe for you today. Maybe I can get my mom to do a guest post. Its a great cranberry relish but it does take a few somewhat complicated steps, mainly the use of a meat grinder. But since I don't have such a device in my little apartment, I bring you a substitute.
This hot cranberry chutney only takes about twenty minutes to throw together. It is the perfect topping for any poultry dish as well as just a side. I even have a bowl for breakfast on occasion.
Take a bag of fresh cranberries, one apple, cored and chopped with skin and put in a 1 qt sauce pan. Add 1/2 cup of OJ or apple cider. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 15 minutes. Add additional water if all the liquid evaporates before all of the cranberries pop. Season with 1 tsp cinnamon and sweetened with sugar if desired.
And before I leave you today I want to let you in on a little secret. I am planning on a little giveaway for Christmas. I am hoping this will coincide with me having 100 Google Readers. Follow away and it will be worth it. Trust me.