Monday, November 28, 2005

Cranberry Sauce Recipe

I know, there are millions of cranberry sauce recipes out there. This is my family's - we've tweaked it from the recipe on an old Martha Stewart video we checked out at the public library ages ago. This video is definitely old school - one of the recipes is for a turkey wrapped in puff pastry, and another recipe calls for a gallon of clarified butter (I exaggerate only slightly.) The original recipe called for whole fruit diced into 1/4" cubes - but this made the sauce a little bitter.

Kim Family Cranberry Sauce
serves 10 to 12

2 ½ cups sugar

½ cups water

Zest and juice of one orange and one lime

1 cup raisins (I like golden. This is optional.)

2 3-inch cinnamon sticks

1 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped out. (This is definitely not optional. Throw the whole thing in.)

3 12-ounce bags of fresh cranberries

Put the sugar and water in a pan and caramelize until golden brown. Add the rest of the ingredients and cook for 10 minutes. Let cool, and refrigerate until ready to use.

My favorite way to eat this....

1 comment:

fried beef sandwich said...

Here's my family cranberry sauce recipe:

1 can ocean spray cranberry sauce
1 can opener
1 fork

Open can with can opener. Very carefully remove the sharp steel lid from the surface of the sauce. Discard.

Hold can over a decorative crystal bowl of adequate size. Jiggle can until sauce squiggles out with an audible 'sqluorp'. Mash with fork.

Chill, then serve to guests, who are none the wiser.