Tuesday, December 25, 2012

A Seasonal Recipe

Wishing everyone a festive season with family, friends, and good food.  For a treat I thought I'd share this decadent cranberry chutney recipe with you.  We just enjoyed it with our Christmas dinner, but I think it would be very fine on scones too!:

two 12oz bags fresh cranberries
zest & juice of 1 large orange
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 cup port wine
1 cup sugar
1 cup dried apricots, chopped
1 cup dried cherries
pinch of salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp cinnamon

Bring first 5 ingredients (through sugar) to a boil.  Reduce heat to simmer.  Add apricots, cherries, salt.  Cook over med/low heat about 10 min. stirring occasionally, until cranberries begin to burst.  Add spices and stir well.  Continue cooking on low until thickened (5-7 min.)  Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary.  (Recipe credit: Elizabeth Karmel, Associated Press)

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