Wednesday, January 04, 2012


Some fresh cranberries arrived, via a kind friend in the UK, yesterday and, as I love and miss cranberry sauce, I had no doubts as to what I would make with them.  I have found, over the years, that if I add  half a nice, fat cinnamon stick while the sauce is cooking and the rind of one and juice of two Sicilian oranges when I take the pan off the heat, the result is sublime:

Cranberry Sauce alla Siciliana

8 oz / 250 gr fresh cranberries
4 oz / 125 gr sugar
8 tablesp fresh orange juice
Grated rind of 1 orange
Half a large cinnamon stick or a few twists of cinnamon ground from a mill

Put the orange juice and sugar in a medium pan and stir to dissolve the sugar over low heat.  Add the cranberries and cinnamon, turn up the heat and bring the mixture to the boil. Cook for about 5 mins, stirring occasionally.  When the cranberries have begun to "pop" and are soft, take the pan off the heat.  Stir in the orange juice and rind.  Pot as for jam and keep in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.


sally in norfolk said...

oh i so love making jams marmalades and sauces. I know where you got your lovley looking jam jard lids covers and lables :-) x

Betty said...

It's strange, but I love cranberries, but not cranberry sauce. I don't know why...just a mental block I guess. I like to buy cranberries during the holidays and freeze them so I have some during the rest of the year for recipes. This year I almost waited too long. The only ones they had left were small bags of expensive organic berries, but I still bought a few for the freezer.

Whispering Walls said...

What will you have it with - a Sicilian turkey escalope?

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Cranberries and oranges go together so well, don't they, Pat? It looks like you have a nice supply for awhile.

Happy 2012! Wishing you a year of happiness and good health!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi, Sally. I know you do and you are so good at it! A friend also sent the lid covers. Hi, Betty. That is strange but to each his own taste . I also freeze cranberries when I can get enough of them! What a good idea, WW! Hi, Pat. Yes, they do. A very Happy New Year to you.


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