Saturday, 22 December 2012

Cranberries in Marsala Wine - Christmas Treat!

I decided to post this recipe separately, as it is completely delicious.  You can serve them with Ice Cream, Christmas Pudding or cheeses.

1 pack of frozen cranberries - 400g. - defrosted
Demerara Sugar and Maple Syrup - to your taste
small amount of water

Marsala Wine (or any sweet wine/sherry will do)

1. Put all the ingredients, except the wine,  into a small saucepan and gently boil - or microwave until the cranberries are just cooked - stir, add enough wine to just cover, and adjust the sweetness to your taste, with sugar or some maple syrup and a little lemon juice if wanted.

2. Boil again gently for a minute or so.  Strain the berries, keeping the juice.

3. Boil the juice gently also just for a minute or so until it has become very slightly syrupy - taste again.

4. Put the berries into a sterilised jar* and pour the juice over them - tapping  the jar gently on your counter to erase any air bubbles.  The juice should just about cover the berries - if not - just add some more wine!   Let it cool, put a lid on the jar, and label.  (I dont know how long these will keep, as it's the first time I've made them.)

*I sterilise my jars and lids by putting them in an oven (about 190deg.C) for at least 15/20 mins.  
Remove them carefully!   
A quick way is to carefully pour boiling water into the jars and lids and drain them before filling.

Click here for little Christmas Surprise .............. (have your Speakers ready)

No comments: