Cranberry Recipes – This Ain’t Your Momma’s Jiggly Sauce- Lori’s Top 5
It's the Holidays and cranberry is a big part of the holidays, whether it be the jelly stuff that comes out shaped like the can with ripples and everything, or it may be the actual berries. Don't let the cranberry fall by the wayside. Jazz up your cranberries for Thanksgiving or Christmas? Here are a couple of recipes that could make your cranberry rock and not jiggle this Thanksgiving or Christmas.
Forget the cranberry for your big feast and start your holiday with cranberry. Cook these up the night before, and warm them up for your family when they awaken on Thanksgiving or Christmas morning. The smell of turkey cooking will have them starving already, why not surprise them with this festive treat
1 ½ cups flour
½ cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup cranberries
1 cup milk
Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease or spray a 12-cup muffin tray.
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl; mix well.
Whisk together milk and egg in a small bowl; add to flour mixture and stir until just mixed. Fold in cranberries. Fill each muffin cup ¾-full.
Bake 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the middle of a muffin comes out clean.
Cool and serve.
If you can't stand the thought of slimy canned cranberry sauce, ditch the jiggle and drink your cranberries this holiday season. No I don't mean go by a jug of cranberry juice and pour yourself a glass. Celebrate with this tasty punch! If you're not into Egg Nog, then this is perfect for your punch bowl.
4 1/2 pounds fresh cranberries
2 c. water
1 qt. sparkling soda water
1/2 tbsp cloves
1 small stick cinnamon
3 c. sugar
1 1/2 cups orange juice
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
Wash and pick over the cranberries. Remove any that are soft. Put cranberries, water, cloves, and cinnamon in saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
Stir in sugar until dissolved. Add the orange and lemon juice, and 1 qt. of sparkling soda water.
Before serving adjust sugar to taste.
If the in-laws are already getting to you before the festivities get started…I hear vodka goes good with cranberry.