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21.12.12

Cranberry Sauce {Flashback Friday}

With just 4 days until Christmas I want to make this weeks Flashback Friday simple.
Last year I made my own Cranberry Sauce, inspired by my Aunty who was slightly ashamed at me buying a jar from the supermarket when it's so easy to make! So I made my own although I posted the recipe three days after Christmas.
So, it seems to make sense to repost the recipe with a few days to still be able to get the ingredients you need to wow Christmas dinner guests with your uber yummy homemade Cranberry sauce.

375g cranberries (I used frozen)
5 tablespoons of Port
175g caster sugar
Zest of one orange
Juice and "bits" of one orange
1 apple, finely chopped with peel (I used Golden Delicious)
4 "glugs" of a fruity dry white wine (I used Echo Falls, California White Wine)

Simply chuck everything other than the white wine into a saucepan and boil until the Cranberries start to pop and burst open. Then turn the heat down and simmer for around 10-15 minutes. Stir occasionally so that the Cranberries don't burn against the side of the pain.
Once this is cooked you can serve just like this. After tasting it we liked it (it would've been perfect with a crumble mixture baked on top and then served as a dessert!) but I felt it needed something more.
I took 3/4 of the mixture and placed into the blender and whizzed for around 1-2 minutes. I then added 4 glugs of white wine (add as much as you like depending on how sweet and liquidy you want your mixture to be) then gave another quick blitz and added this mixture into a bowl, along with the mixture left in the saucepan.
You don't have to put the mixture in the blender, you can just stick to the sauce you've made in the saucepan and add the wine to this.
A quick mix together and the sauce was done!
We found the taste was less sharp after we added the wine and less of a fruity dessert taste.

Lovely served with the usual turkey dinner as well as with cheeses and Gammon.

Next week the theme is "Looking Back at 2012"
Share your favourite post from 2012, share your achievements, highs, lows, etc.
Remember a flashback can be from any time whether it be yesterday, last week, last month, last year or yesteryear! It can be a flashback of your own, your children, your partner or your friends. And if you don't want to write a post, then just link up a photo with a date. If you don't have time to write a new post, no problem simply link up a post you have already posted.

 Have a fantastic Christmas.

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