Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Just say "NO!" to the can...

Fresh cranberry sauce is super easy to make, and beats the heck out of the canned stuff!

Confit of cranberries

3/4 lb. cranberries
1/4 lb. dried sour cherries
2 c. pomegranate juice
1/2 c. granulated sugar
grated zest and juice of 1 orange

To make the confit, place the cranberries in a saucepan with the rest of the ingredients. Bring the mixture up to a very gentle simmer, give it all a good stir and let it barely simmer without a lid for about an hour, stirring from time to time. What you end up with is a concentrated mass of glazed cranberries which tastes absolutely wonderful. Remove it from the heat, leave to cool then spoon it into a serving bowl and cover until needed.


Anonymous said...

I don't care how good it is--every man at the table will still look at you with those little-boy eyes and ask where the 'cranberry sauce with the ridges' is. Great moping insues when you say 'there isn't any- I made it from scratch'!

Big Shamu said...

No doubt the same sort of men who enjoy Kraft Mac and Cheese.

Anonymous said...

I can't find any pomegranate juice. Is there a substitute I can use?

The Java Junkie said...

You can use either cherry, cranberry or orange juice. You might try looking for POM brand pomegranate juice in the cold drinks section at your market.