If pumpkin is my love in the fall, cranberries are my favorite in winter. I love cranberries in just about any form, except it's "natural state" as my husband calls it...that would be in a cylindrical form with ridges on the side. Don't really care for cranberries that way, but any other way I love them. I LOVE the Ocean Spray commercials on tv, they're quite funny. I was pretty excited to see their cranberry bog in Epcot when we were at Disney earlier this month.
So tonight after I got the stew going for dinner I made a couple of cranberry dishes to take with us for Thanksgiving dinner, first was cranberry-orange relish then a cranberry pie dessert. I'll have more cranberry recipes to share in coming weeks.
1 bag of fresh cranberries (can be frozen)
1 seedless navel orange
1/4-1/2 c walnut pieces
Using a food processor, chop the cranberries. Cut the orange into quarters then chop it and the walnuts. Mix together in a bowl. Add sugar to taste. This is pretty subjective but you want a nice blend of sweet and tart. Start with about 1/4 c of sugar, mix and let it sit for a few minutes. Taste and add more sugar if needed.
Cranberry Pie Dessert
In family history, this recipe came to us from my brother's second grade class. I think they must have made it for their Thanksgiving "dinner" at school.
2 c raw cranberries
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c chopped nuts
2 eggs, beaeten well
1 c sugar
1 c flour
1/2 c butter, melted
Grease a 10" pie pan. Mix cranberries, 1/2 c sugar, and nuts. Press into bottom of pan. Beat eggs with 1 c sugar; add flour and butter. Beat well and pour over cranberry mix in pan. Spread it to cover.
Bake at 325* for 60 minutes until golden brown.
The recipe I copied this from says that it freezes well, but I only make one when I need one and there's never any to freeze. Maybe I should try making two and freezing one?