1 (12-oz.) bag fresh or frozen cranberries
Juice and zest (finely grated peel) of 1 lemon
Juice and zest (finely grated peel) of 1 orange
1 1/4 C. brown sugar
1/2 C. walnuts, coarsely chopped
In a saucepan combine cranberries, lemon, orange, and brown sugar. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer gently for 5-7 minutes. Stir often, but beware of popping cranberries. Remove from heat and add walnuts. Let cool and refrigerate until ready to serve. You can make the sauce ahead of time, as it will keep 3-4 days.
2 small to medium red apples
1 large or 2 small oranges
3 C. firm fresh cranberries
1-1/2 C. sugar
1/8 tsp. Salt
1/2 C. pecans, optional
Wash fruit. Quarter apples and cut into chunks. Cut oranges, with rinds intact, into chunks. Remove seeds. With steel blade inserted in processor bowl, chop cranberries in two batches. Transfer to a large mixing bowl. Process apples and oranges, a few chunks at a time, until finely chopped, but not pureed. Empty each batch into bowl with cranberries. Add sugar and salt. Stir to blend. Place in covered container and refrigerate. Keep relish pressed below juices. A lovely red color develops as relish stands a few days. Will keep up to one month. At serving time, sprinkle with chopped pecans if desired.
Cranberry Relish in Orange Cups
1 cup Light Brown Sugar, firmly packed
1 cup Orange Juice
1/2 cup Water
2 T. crystallized Ginger, finely chopped
1/2 tsp. ground Ginger
Dash of ground Cloves
4 cups Cranberries
Cut the oranges in half and remove pulp. Cover and store orange shells in the refrigerator; they will keep well for 2 days. To loosen the pulp from the shell, cut around the inside of each orange half with the knife. Using a small spoon, carefully remove the pulp and discard (or reserve as recommended), leaving the orange shell intact. In a large saucepan, stir together the brown sugar, orange juice, water, crystallized ginger, ground ginger, and cloves. Bring the mixture to a boil over high heat, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Reduce the heat to medium-high and cook, uncovered, for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.Â Add the cranberries and return the mixture to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat again to medium-high, and boil for 3 to 5 minutes or until skins pop, stirring occasionally. Transfer the relish to a covered container and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. You may store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Spoon the cranberry relish into the orange shells to serve.
Whole-Berry Cranberry Sauce
1 lb. Fresh Cranberries
1 C. Water
1 C. Sugar
Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, cover, then turn to medium heat. Continue cooking until all the berries pop. Remove from heat and let cool. Refrigerate until cold, or serve warm.