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Monday, November 22, 2010
Growing up we ate my grandmother's cranberry relish: grated berries, chopped nuts, bits of orange and peel.
We loved it. My mother attempts to recreate it, these past few years but, for me at least, it's never quite as I remember it. As she works on hers for the feast on Thursday, I'll start mine today, giving it three days to mellow into sweet/tart perfection.
Bring 1 1/2 cups sugar mixed with 3/4 cup water, 3 cloves, 3 allspice, 2-3" cinnamon sticks to a boil in a heavy saucepan. Cook until the sugar is dissolved, the syrup clear (three minutes or so). And the one bag rinsed cranberries and cook until they pop! (five minutes or so). Remove from heat, add grated zest of one orange.
Too fussy? Use the recipe on the bag. It's fool proof.
Like a little kick? Try this one at Epicurious.