My friend buys enough fresh cranberries and puts up about 24 quarts for the rest of the year. I make cranberry relish and put it up also. A very fast way to make this cranberry relish is with a food processor. I love the relish and want to make up enough for the entire year. Yummm! I also use dried craberries in biscotti, nut bread, scones, yeast breads, cookies, and cereal. They taste like cherries in baked products.
She puts them in zip lock baggies. Yes, we both use Splenda. She uses all spenda as her husb. is a diabetic. What kind? hmm. just the kind I buy in a bag from the grocer. "Ocean Spray fresh premium"?? She freezes them.
So she uses fresh cranberries, makes fresh relish w/ Splenda then freezes them in ziploc bags. I was eating my (very tart) whole berry sauce for a month on toast with my eggs!
But I was just warning YOU about using sweetened versus unsweetened dried cranberries. I can't quite imagine the unsweetened ones tasting like cherries to me, currants or raisins maybe but not cherries! Then again I usually just eat cherries fresh straight raw uncooked whatever, so I guess i wouldn't know. xx, Carrie
Here's the recipe: 1 bag cranberries, 1 orange, sugar to taste. Calls for 1 cup.
Cut up orange, (peel and all) into chunks. Put in food processor, add cranberries and sugar and process. Can add nuts to the food processor as well. yummm---on eggs and toast!
I think my recipe is the fastest. I wait until fresh cranberries are on sale, after Thanksgiving in the USA. I throw the bags, as is, into the freezer. When I want cranberry sauce I empty one bag of berries into a very large glass bowl. I sprinkle about 1/4 cup of sugar over them. (I like my sauce tart.) I cover it, because it will definitely splatter. Then I microwave it on HIGH for 5 minutes. Stir or mash, depending on how whole you like your berries. Cool and refrigerate. This will keep for MONTHS or until you finish it. :) Enjoy!
For seventy years this has been on our THANKSGIVING and CHRISTMAS table. Hope you like it.
1 bag cranberries
2 apples 2 oranges 2 cups sugar
2 boxes red raspberry jello or cherry
grind cranberries and fruit also one half orange peel
mix well with sugar and nuts
using 3 cups water set jello half time
add fruit mixture and finish setting jello
I love you folks sharing recipes! I've never tried cranberry relish with apples; I also like things tart, and I worry that the apples would cut the tartness too much, but hey, it's worth a try next time. Thank you all for writing.
I am having our Thanksgiving on Sat. because my daughter is a nurse and will be working then. Also I have invited the lost and lonely new neighbors. Both bred, born and raised in Mass. They for some reason thought they would move to Ky and live in a log cabin. Log cabins are rare, really! It is a very nice cabin full of polished wood. But anyway like I said they are coming too.
So, will it insult them if I just open the can from the store put it on a pretty relish dish and forget it???
Another thing to do with fresh Cranberries is this: Sharing this from memory only...
--Wash, sort and dry Cranberries.
--Whip a couple of egg whites until soft peaks
--Roll whole Cranberries in the egg-whites and then in powdered sugar.
--Freeze in a single layer--then you can bag them.
SO yummy to eat. The tart--balanced with the sweet. I bet kids would love them too as snacks.