I know we can’t admit it as a nation but cranberries are a problem. They’re part of our annual thanksgiving and yet…They can be hard to love.
Still there is no reason to turn to the can. Nothing is more important in passing down traditions than in cooking. And Cran relish is shockingly easy.
It’s basically a 2 to 1 ratio of cranberries to sugar(just don’t tell anyone-and it will seem less poisonous)important edit the 2 is the sugar and the 1 is the American Revolution Berry-so something that looks like this:
Combine in sauce pan with about two tablespoons of water for each half-cup of berries. Then while it is coming to a roiling boil:
Add about a 1/2 a teaspoon of orange zest
and my secret trick- 1/2 a teaspoon of lime zest.
(All these proportions are based on 1/2 cup of berries). The lime really knocks it back a bit.
Because there is so much sugar in it, you have to stir pretty frequently. It’s done in only 10 minutes though.
I am not sure why but this must be served in a clear dish. Preferably one that is shaped like a bunch of grapes. Don’t ask me why bc I’ve been sworn to secrecy. I don’t currently have one bc mine has been subpoenaed by a probate lawyer I met in a dream. (Don’t ask-am not at liberty)