As mentioned in the episode where we interviewed Wisconsin cranberry farmer Amber Bristow, both her family and mine have favorite recipes that are made for the holidays every year! I also discovered a new one last year that I may need to enjoy more often. We wanted to share those recipes here.
Amber’s Crandma’s Cranberry Sauce
Amber makes lots of cranberry puns, one is calling her grandma her crandma. Crandma makes a fresh cranberry sauce for the holidays.
4 cups fresh cranberries2 cups sugar1 cup liquid (Amber likes orange juice but you can use something else)optional bit of cloves or cinnamonMix, put in a 9 by 13 pan and cover with foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
My Grandmom’s & Mom’s Cranberry Salad
1 can of crushed pineapple (20 oz)1 lb fresh cranberries (rinsed)1 cup of pecans (we break into pieces)1 package of gelatin2 cups of sugar1/4 cup of waterDrain pineapple well and bring juice to a brisk boil. Add cranberries and cook until all pop. Turn off the heat and stir in sugar. Dissolve gelatin in water and add to the cranberry mixture. Add pineapple and nuts. Chill. Keeps well.
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Cranberry Reindeer 2-2-2 Sangria Recipe
This is a recipe I picked up last year at a great specialty shop called Fezziwig’s in O’Fallon, Illinois last fall as Matt and I were taking in popcorn harvest! It was a perfect holiday drink!
2 Bottles of Cranberry Snow Wine
2 liters of white soda
2 cups of vodka
Float some whole cranberries, orange slices and some ice in it to make pretty while it chills!