Cranberry Cordial can be used to flavor beverages like your Homemade Lemonade or tea, sweeten desserts or add that “je ne sais quoi” to other dishes, or maybe even a fabulous homemade vinaigrette for a salad.
This is such a simple recipe, and you’ll be able to double up and make Sugared Cranberries & Cranberry Sugar, in addition to getting this sweet-tart cordial.
Type: Snack Recipe
Prep Time: 12 mins
Soak Time: 10 hrs – overnight
Yield: 3 cups
The video below that I’ve included is How to Make Sugared Cranberries, but the result of making these cranberries in this way is the cranberry cordial that ensues after soaking the cranberries. You can then continue the recipe, if you like, and make the sugared cranberries. You’ll also wind up with some fabulous Cranberry Sugar you can use for all sorts of neat things.
The ingredients & instructions are listed below the video for measurements & directions. Please enjoy the video below.
- 1 bag frozen or fresh cranberries – ~ 3 cups
- 2 1/4 cups sugar
- 3 cups water
- In a small saucepan, combine sugar and water, not the superfine sugar, and stir to dissolve sugar on medium low heat. Bring mixture up to a simmer and remove from heat. * Tip: Do not allow sugar water to boil because it could pop the cranberries when you pour it over them to let them brine. If you boiled your mixture, allow to cool for 5 mins before adding to cranberries.
- Place rinsed & sorted cranberries into a container to store the mixture in the refrigerator.
- Pour sugar syrup over top of cranberries and stir to coat.
- Cover with a lid or plastic wrap and store in refrigerator for 10 hrs or overnight. Stir occasionally. * Tip: I have left cranberries like this brining for up to 3 days.
- Strain cranberries and reserve liquid as a syrup for coffee, tea, cocktails and the like over the holidays.
I hope you enjoy this Cranberry Recipe on Cooking with Kimberly. Until next time…
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