Apple-Cranberry Omelette

"This is a wonderful breakfast for the day after Thanksgiving or any day when you want to use up leftover cranberry sauce (try it with Cranberry Sauce with Apple Cider recipe#78078 or any whole berry cranberry sauce). *The original recipe recommended lingonberries but suggested cranberries as a good alternative. Recipe source: Bon Appetit (October 1985)"
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  • Preheat oven to 400-degrees F.
  • Whisk eggs, milk, flour and salt together in a large measuring cup or bowl.
  • Melt butter (2 tablespoons) in a 12-inch skillet (that is oven safe- I used a cast iron skillet) over medium heat.
  • Add egg mixture and cook for 2-5 minutes, lifting edges to allow uncooked part to run underneath.
  • Put omlet in oven and bake until softly set (5 minutes). DO NOT OVERCOOK OR OMLET WILL BREAK WHEN FOLDED.
  • While omlet is cooking prepare filling by combining all of the filling ingredients (cranberry sauce- cardamom) in a small saucepan over medium-low heat and cook for 3-5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Spoon 1/3 of the filling onto half of the omlet.
  • Slide omlet onto platter or serving dish, folding empty half over filled half.
  • Spoon additional filling around omlet (or serve on the side) and sprinkle with powder sugar.
  • Serve with whipped cream and additional filling if desired.

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  1. I ABSOLUTELY NEVER have leftover cranberry sauce, mostly because I make a large batch of it probably more than 12-15 times a year! Love that stuff, & just knew that your recipe would give me another great way to use it (which it did)! Definitely worth a try, people, 'cause it's delicious! Many thanks for sharing the recipe! [Tagged & made in Please Review My Recipe]
  2. As soon as I saw this recipe I knew that I would like it but may I say if I could give this 10 stars I would. It was wonderful. I did take a couple of liberties - I used 3/4 cup of dried cranberries and added 1/2 cup of apple jelly (I had no canned cranberries open). I pan friedthe omelette This omelette is so tasty. I really enjoyed my brunch thanks ellie2 25 Oct 09 I made thia again for Sunday brunch and I will say it again - Fabulous tasting omelet
  3. I had some leftover cranberry sauce in the fridge & decided this was the way to use it. I scaled this down to serve one and did my filling mixture in the microwave rather than dirty another saucepan. It seemed a little strange to my tastes at first, me being used to an omelette being savoury but this was a lovely brekky which kept my "sweet tooth" happy. Thanks Ellie!


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