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- Ready In:
- 1hr 20mins
- 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.
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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.