Super Tart Cranberry Spread by quornflour

Cranberries are not just for Thanksgiving and turkey; they are also delicious in oatmeal, muffins, pancakes and dressings.

Sometimes you want your cranberries sweet sometimes what you are cooking them in is sweet enough.

Since you can always make them sweeter this recipe is for making them tart, you can add sugar as necessary later, but you cannot so easily remove it.

Here is what you need:

  • 2 lbs cranberries
  • 2 ½ cups white sugar
  • ½ cups honey
  • 2-3 cups of water
  • 1 naval orange chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 green apple chopped

In a five quart pot add the cranberries add water until the cranberries rise and you can see the water.

Add sugar, honey, spices and orange, cook on medium heat until the cranberries pop.

When the cranberries pop add the apple and cook for another 5 minutes covered.

Use on oatmeal, in pancakes, muffins, in apple pie, chicken or even add ¼ cup to the Lemon Dressing recipe for a cranberry lemon dressing.

If it is too tart for your particular use, just add honey or simple sugar syrup to it to sweeten as desired.

Can or freeze extra berries when you are done.

4 Comments so far
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sounds really yummy. i don’t do sugar, but might try this and use xylitol instead.

Comment by abbyrex2323

Would love to know how it turns out, you can also just use honey, which I have done before as well.

Comment by quornflour

Yeah that is a good idea too. We use honey a lot in recipes calling for sugar.

Comment by abbyrex2323

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