For your next Turkey, Ham or Chicken dinner try this instead of the usual canned cranberries. It can be addictive!
- 1 cup white vinegar
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup dark brown sugar, well packed
- 1⁄4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 3 cups cranberries, fresh
- 1 cup raisins
- 1⁄2 cup candied peel
- 1⁄2 cup chopped onion
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 whole cloves
- 2 teaspoons celery seeds
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried chili
- In a saucepan combine; vinegar, water, white and brown sugar, lemon juice and salt.
- Bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar has dissolved.
- Add cranberries, raisins, candied peel, onions, garlic,cloves, celery seed, ginger and chillies.
- Boil gently, stirring often, uncovered for 45 minutes.
- Pour into hot sterilized jars,seal, hot water bath for 15 minutes, good for up to a year.
- You can make this recipe put in jars and refrigerate for up to one week but if you want to keep it longer do the water bath.
Ideal recipe for what I was going for, and easy too. Made 3 x 1 cup jars. It will be interesting to see if the celery seed flavour mellows or intensifies after sitting for a bit, but fresh from the pot I thought it all tasted fantastic. A few minor changes, I added more garlic, used fresh ginger and left out the candied peel. Can't wait to open a jar of this up on Cmas Day. Thanks Bergy!
FANTASTIC! It's so complex and delicious, it really brings a new dimension to a holiday turkey dinner or anything really. I did change it up a bit because I didn't have candied peel nor did I feel like trying to find it. I exchanged that for the zest of the 2 lemons I used for the juice plus the zest of one large orange along with its juice. I also added an entire bulb of minced garlic and used fresh ginger (about 2-3 tablespoons worth) Really was soooo good, I think I might have to go eat some right now!
I was looking for something different than the same old cranberry relish and this sounded really nice and exotic but it did not turn out quite as I expected. The taste of vinegar and celery seeds were overwhelming and I would definitely decrease the amount. I also felt the candied peel should have been finely minced as large chunks of orange peel are generally not appetizing. This is a recipe that is the right place but needs a bit of tinkering.