Move over Brandied Cherries, my new favorite is Brandied Cranberries! You’re going to want to stock up on cranberries, because these are wonderful to bring to Christmas parties! Everyone loves them!
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Oh my goodness people. I love brandied fruits. I’ve made brandied cherries, peaches, and apricots. I have a new favorite and it is brandied cranberries!! I was looking through my magazines looking for some easy holiday cooking. Why? Because now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time for Christmas, Christmas, Christmas! As usual, I am crazy busy – 3 photoshoots this week, plus a trip to Atlanta to visit my brand new granddaughter, born the day before Thanksgiving! So, I’m looking for easy. Some good bang for your buck.
Even with all the chaos I decided that this year, I would actually try and post something a little holiday-ish before the actual holiday! What a novel idea. So, I found 50 Things to Make with Cranberries at Food Network. I was immediately drawn to the Brandied Cranberries. Because…hello…Brandied Cranberries!
These brandied cranberries were everything I imagined they would be. Tart, sweet and packing a punch. They stay a lovely vibrant red. Check back next week where I use these in a cranberry negroni!
Make these. Seriously. They would make great Christmas gifts, if you could bear to give them away. You’ll probably also want to make my Winter Solstice Brew. If you gave away these for gifts, you would suddenly become uber popular. I promise.
These Brandied Cranberries are ready in a day and make wonderful Christmas gifts or treats to bring to a party!
Bring the sugar and 3/4 cup water, cinnamon stick, star anise pod, and vanilla bean to a boil. Add the cranberries and cook for 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in 1/2 cup brandy. Let cool and refrigerate overnight.
This week I am linking up with:
Amaze Me Monday |
Lou Lou Girls |
| The Scoop
The Hearth and Soul |
The SITS Girls |
Full Plate Thursday |
Thursday Favorite Things |
Foodie Friday |
Country Cook Weekend Potluck