Once you put this festive condiment on your holiday table, you'll never want to go back to ordinary cranberry sauce! The earthy flavors will warm your palette on a chilly evening and it's such a nice accompaniment to both traditional and modern holiday fare. This recipe makes 4 cups.
PREP TIME: 15 minutes
COOK TIME: 15 minutes
4 cups fresh cranberries
1 cup raisins or dried cranberries
1/2 cup white sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger root
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup water
1/2 cup finely minced red onion
1/2 cup chopped Granny Smith apple, peeled and cored
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
In a medium saucepan, combine the cranberries, raisins, white sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat and simmer over low heat until the berries start to pop, about 5-7 minutes.
Add the onion, apple, and celery; continue to cook, stirring occasionally until the mixture begins to thicken, 5-10 more minutes. Transfer to a container and cool slightly. Refrigerate overnight to allow flavors to meld.