Condiment Essentials: Sweet/Sour Cranberry Sauce

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Andy Anderson !

By
@ThePretentiousChef

I love this sauce when I want a sweet/sour taste, and I do not want to use regular ketchup.

This is an awesome substitute for a meatloaf, or anywhere where you want a departure from traditional ketchup.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

Rating:

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Comments:
Serves:
Several
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • PLAN/PURCHASE

  • 8 oz
    fresh cranberries
  • 2 oz
    yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 c
    apple cider
  • 4 Tbsp
    balsamic vinegar, plain variety
  • 3 Tbsp
    fresh clover honey
  • 1 pinch
    cinnamon, or to taste
  • 1 pinch
    cardamom, or to taste
  • 1 pinch
    salt, kosher variety, or to taste
  • 1 pinch
    crushed pepper flakes
  • ·
    white pepper, freshly ground, to taste

How to Make Condiment Essentials: Sweet/Sour Cranberry Sauce

Step-by-Step

  1. Chef’s Note: You have two choices here… You can use plain apple cider to create a very mellow ketchup. Or you can use apple cider vinegar to create a sauce that will knock your socks off… up to you.

    I use apple cider with things like meatloaf, and burgers. I use apple cider vinegar with things like smoked meats, such as: ribs and pork.
  2. PREP/PREPARE
  3. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  4. Add the cranberries, onions, and apple cider to a saucepan, over medium heat.
  5. Bring up to a simmer, and cook until the cranberries have softened, and begin to pop open, about 10 – 12 minutes.
  6. Place the cooked cranberries/onions into a food processor, fitted with an S-Blade.
  7. Blend on high speed until the ingredients are smooth.
  8. Return the blended cranberries/onions back into the saucepan, and add the remaining ingredients.
  9. Combine, and slowly simmer until the mixture thickens, about 12 – 18 minutes.
  10. Place into a non-reactive container (glass), and put into the fridge until ready to use.
  11. PLATE/PRESENT
  12. This sauce is great for a classic meatloaf (in place of regular ketchup), or in any dish where you want a change from ketchup. Enjoy.
  13. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Condiment Essentials: Sweet/Sour Cranberry Sauce

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy




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