Saucy Cranberry Sauce
addendum: Next time for our family I will leave out the orange zest.
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- bag fresh cranberries
- cranberry jelly ( ocean spray)
- granny smith apples
- 1 1/2 c
- 1/2 tsp
- 1/4 tsp
- grates of lemon zest
- 1 Tbsp
- lemon juice
- grates of orange zest
- 1/2 c
- orange juice
- 2-3 pkg
- plain gelatin
place in crock pot.
add the can of cranberry jelly
cinnamon, vanilla and the zests
add the lemon and orange juice
add the sugar
wash and quarter the apple, core and cut up in cubes add to the pot
cook for 3 hours. (I'm not sure on this yet.. I will up date when it gets done.
It may to be thickened with gelatin.
To do that,
Soften the gelatin by placing the gelatin in ¼ cup cold water for 5 minutes.
Microwave the gelatin on high for 30 to 75 seconds until it is a clear liquid. It will not set if it is cloudy. Start out at thirty seconds and go from there, then mix into the warm relish mixing well. Chill to set. One caution, I have read that if you cook the gelatin too long, it will become stringy.
It turned out nicely firm, but not too firm. It takes wonderful.
I am tempted to add a half of a teaspoon of chipotle powder, or some Thai chili paste for a little bit of heat.