Ode to Cranberry

Photo above: Cranberry syrup on vanilla pancakes

I love cranberries and they are not just for Thanksgiving! Here are two recipes that work together and highlight this lovely flavor.

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Cranberry Syrup

Cranberry Syrup
 
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Super easy to make and a fresh tart/sweet taste
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Recipe type: Condiment, Sauce
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 3 bags of fresh cranberries (approximately 9 cups)
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 cups water
Instructions
  1. In a deep saucepan, cook the cranberries, sugar and water on medium heat until the cranberries are soft, about 12 minutes. Turn off heat and stir in lemon juice.
  2. Run cranberries through a food mill over a bowl, or puree in a food processor and strain through a sieve. Save cranberry pulp and set aside.
  3. Store in canning jars.
Notes
Delicious on pancakes, over ice cream or pound cake.
 

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Cranberry Pistachio Muffins

Cranberry Pistachio Muffins
 
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Deliciously moist muffins
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Recipe type: Bread
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1.5 tsp ground cardamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp chopped, unsalted pistachios
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup lowfat buttermilk
  • cranberry pulp saved from syrup recipe, approx 1.5 cups or low sugar cranberry sauce strained
  • .5 cup brown sugar
  • .25 cup canola oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°
  2. Sift dry ingredients
  3. Beat egg in separate bowl, add buttermilk, sugar, cranberries, oil
  4. Mix in dry ingredients
  5. Spoon into pre-greased muffin tin
  6. Bake

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