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Cranberries
Wed 1-Dec-10
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I got some half price cranberries (fresh) in Tesco the other day.  My friends make a non alcoholic Christmas drink by boiling up a few fresh cranberries with water, sugar, cinamon stick.  So I though I'd have a go at that (7 months pregnant).

Anyone got any other ideas for using fresh cranberries (apart from the obvious - I'm not sure if we are having turkey this year)?

Jane 

Wed 1-Dec-10
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Hello Jane, Wiltshire neighbour(!), I made this and everyone who has tasted it is raving about it .....

The recipe does use quinces, which is difficult to buy in UK, but I would recommend a hard apple in place of quinces if you can't find them - not Bramleys, because they turn to mush. You need an apple that holds its shape. Russets are nice firm apples, but don't forget to use slightly less sugar as they are naturally sweeter than quinces.

Good luck!

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Thu 2-Dec-10
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Thanks Brightspark,

sounds good, funnily enough I have some candied ginger I was wondering what to do with - apart from feeding it to the toddler, who loves it.  

 

Thu 2-Dec-10
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what about grapefruit and cranberry marmalade ? can provide a recipe, but basically it's a grapefruit marm, but you boil up cranberries with it

 

Fri 3-Dec-10
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Ooh, Janet, I bet that's a pretty colour   ok

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Yes...recipe please! 

(I haven't made marmalade before)

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it's pretty easy marmalade recipe, and yes, brightspark, a lovely colour...

don't know how to download, so will just type up

1.5lb red or pink grapefruit

juice and pips of 2 lemons

1.5 pts water

8oz cranberries (fresh or frozen)

3lb granulated sugar

wash, halve and then quarter the grapefruit then slice very thinly (into thin wedges), removing the pips and reserving them and obviously adding any juice that runs out. Tie up the grapefruit and lemon pips in a muslin bag and put in large pan with grapefruit slices, lemon juice and water. Cover and simmer gently for around 2 hrs. (until you can squish the grapefruit rind esily with a wooden spoon).

Remove muslin bag, leave to cool slightly then squeeze over the pan. Add the cranberries, bring back to boil and simmer for another 15 to 20 mins till berries have popped and softened.

Add sugar and stir over low heat until fully disolved. Bring to boil and boil rapidly for about 10 mins (or until setting point)

leave to cool for 5-10 mins (skim off scum if you want to, I never bother - seems a waste) then stir and pot up into warm sterlised jars, seal immediately. - Makes about 5 lb

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Ooh, thanks, Janet, when I next get out to the shops, I will be making this one - for sure! ok

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