Brandied Cranberries

Brandied cranberries

This is luscious, easy, more versatile and even prettier than cranberry sauce! Use as a relish, a condiment, a garnish, or a topping for desserts. (I'm planning to use it to top a round of baked brie.)

Brandied Cranberries
Recipe type: Side Dish
  • 2 cups (220 grams or about ½ pound) fresh cranberries
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup LC-Natural Sweet White
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons brandy or to taste
  • A sprinkle of salt
  1. Wash cranberries and drain well, removing any stems and damaged or soft berries.
  2. Place the berries in a small heat-resistant bowl or a glass canning jar. Berries should be room temperature.
  3. In a medium saucepan, over medium-high heat, bring water, sweetener, brandy, and salt to a boil.
  4. Boil for a few minutes to drive off some of the alcohol, if desired.
  5. Pour boiling mixture over cranberries. Place a small plate or weight on top to keep berries submerged. All the berries should split after a few minutes. If any do not, drain off the liquid, reheat, and repeat the process.
  6. Let stand until room temperature. Cover and refrigerate overnight or 8 hours. Store in refrigerator or fill jars and process in a water bath as for canning.

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