Brandied Cranberries

By Jake
November 3, 2009
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Brandied Cranberries

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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