Wednesday, November 3, 2010
1 2/3 cups sugar
3/4 cups water
1/2 small orange
1 12 ounce package fress cranberries, washed (3 cups)
1 3-inch cinnamon stick, broken
4 whole cloves
1/4 c. brandy or curacao liqueur (optional)
I've made it with out the brandy and it is just as good!
In a heavy sausepan, combine sugar and water. Bring to a boil and boil without stirring for 3 minutes. Finely chop orange including rind. Add orange, cranberries and spices to syrup. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until cranberries break, about 4 or 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in optional brandy or liqueur. Cool; remove cinnamon and cloves. Ladle in sterlized containers; cover and refrigerate. Serve at room temperature.
Makes about 3 cups.
I’ve been making this recipe for years and it is always a hit.