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Caribbean Cranberry Sauce / Jam

November 24, 2020
1 Ratings
Photo by darrel3000
  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 22 minutes
  • makes about a quart
Author Notes

Like most things #Caribbean, this recipe includes hot peppers, but you have options. You can make a traditional #thanksgiving chunky serving sauce or a typical Caribbean cranberry jam. either way its terrific with #Turkey #ham #duck #chicken #pork #cornbread #Crackers #Pastelles #bread and just about anything you wish to put it on.
One option: add 1/4 cup red #rum towards the end to make it an even bigger hit around the table, (remove a bowl for the kids before adding the rum). Enjoy. —@darrel3000

What You'll Need
  • 1.5 pounds fresh ripe #cranberries
  • 1 cup orange #juice (bottled or fresh Squeezed, your choice)
  • 1 cup water
  • 5 pieces orange peel (use your vegetable peeler and peel from top to bottem)
  • 1/2 cup raw brown #sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sea #salt or kosher salt
  • 6 whole #cloves
  • 1 Cinnamon stick
  • 3 inches fresh grated #ginger
  • 1 teaspoon chopped Scotch Bonnet or Habanero pepper (you may use red pepper flakes or #Jalapeno)
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated over the pot
  • 1/4 cup red rum (Angostura brand is best for this recipe but you can use any brand)
  1. Add all ingredients (except rum) into a saucepan and let cook on medium heat for 22 minutes, turning occasionally.
  2. at about the 15 minute mark, remove the cinnamon stick and orange peel, use a potato masher to break up the whole cranberries or you could remove them into a flat pan and use a fork to mash them, either method would give you a chunky sauce. or you could use a stick blender or food processor to grate them much smaller which would help create a Jam.
  3. either way return to the pot and let cook another 6-7 minutes. remove some if you have kids and add the rum.
  4. Check consistency towards the end. Remember it will thicken up as it cools down. Cook less for a more runny sauce and longer for a more thicker sauce. This timing is medium consistency.

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