November 13, 2010

What's Cookin' - Cranberry-Sour Cherry Chutney

The Thanksgiving countdown ...

Only 12 days 'til Thanksgiving and my true love gave to me
Some Cranberry-Sour Cherry Chutney

I mentioned my favorite Thanksgiving side dish in yesterday's post on Thanksgiving Favorites: Cranberry-Sour Cherry Chutney. Unfortunately, I don't have a photo for you, but I can guarantee that the bright, tangy flavors in this dish will please nearly everyone at your table. It's fast and easy to make and it's good left over, if there are any leftovers. Try spreading some on a dinner roll. I'm drooling on my laptop just thinking about it.

Cranberry - Sour Cherry Chutney

1 - 12 oz. pkg. fresh or frozen (thawed) cranberries
3/4 cup sugar
1 T. apple-cider vinegar
1/4 tsp. ground cardamom
pinch of ground cloves
pinch of salt
1/2 cup dried sour cherries

In a medium saucepan combine cranberries, sugar, vinegar, cardamom, cloves and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until cranberries just begin to burst and soften. Turn off heat, stir in cherries and transfer mixture to a bowl. Refrigerate in an air tight container.

And Yum!


Angie said...

I've never had that! I might have to make some to bring to my moms for Turkey Day!

Thanks for the inspiration (again!)

Baby Sister said...

I'd never even heard of that until your post yesterday. Maybe I'll try some. :) Thanks for the recipe!!

Tightwad Mom said...

That sounds delicious! It will make a nice change from the usually cranberries in a can! I definite must try!

lisaschaos said...

Looks like something the family would like. I'm clueless though - sour cherries? Where do you find them? Or do you take regular cherries and make them sour?

jayayceeblog said...

@ lisaschaos - They come dried in packages where you find the dried cranberries and apricots and, I believe, the raisins. The last dried cherries I bought were Mariani brand. It's worth it! Delicious recipe!

WhisperingWriter said...

I think I'd like that!

Joann Mannix said...

I am always looking for a new way to cook up the cranberries I love so much. I'm using this one, this year. Thanks for sharing the recipe love!

Loren said...

You are an amazing cook! those cranberries look divine!