Brandied Cranberries

By • November 3, 2009 • 2 Comments

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Author Notes: This is an extremely simple recipe but seems to be our favorite as we make it again and again despite trying others. The key is good cranberries, from a good source, which are plentiful here in Massachusetts. We buy many pounds in season then freeze them for use throughout the year. Jake

Serves 6

  • 1 pound cranberries
  • 1 cup fresh squeezed Orange Juice
  • 1 cup real maple syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • zest of one orange
  • 1/2 cup Brandy
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  1. Wash and de-stem cranberries
  2. Add cranberries and rest of ingredients to a medium saucepan
  3. Bring ingredients to a boil over medium-high heat
  4. Turn down to a simmer and continue to simmer until all berries have popped and the mixture has reduced to your desired consistency (20-30 minutes)
  5. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature before serving
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almost 5 years ago chinagirl

This looks delicious. Do you use it on anything else besides the usual suspects?


almost 5 years ago Jake

Not really, but honestly my favorite way to eat this is on a black pepper water cracker with a thin slice of Parmigiano-Reggiano. Otherwise, we use it in drinks, particularly with tonic or soda and vodka with Cointreau or Gran Gala around the holidays.