Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Great Cranberry Recipe!

My sister-in-law makes the BEST cranberry relish/jello you have ever tasted!  Seriously!   Just in case you were looking for something a little different, I wanted to share the recipe so you would still have time to make it.  Here goes...

1 pound fresh cranberries
rind from one whole orange (grated)
1/2 cup orange juice
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin
3 tablespoons cold water
1 (3 1/2 oz) package lemon gelatin
1 cup boiling water
1 cup drained canned crushed pineapple

Put cranberries and orange rind through a good processor until finely ground.  In a large bowl, mix together the cranberries, orange rind, orange juice, lemon juice and sugar.  Refrigerate for 6 to 8 hours (I chill it overnight).  Soak 1 tbsp unflavored gelatin in 3 tbsp cold water.  Dissolve lemon gelatin in boiling water.  Add to the cranberry mixture along with the soaking unflavored gelatin.  Add crushed pineapple.  Refrigerate until firm.  Serve.

I usually allow two days for this.  I have also doubled the recipe in the past...especially if cooking for a crowd.  Instead of a mold...I just use a pretty glass bowl.  I've had many times where it didn't set up properly.  You can also add one more packet of the unflavored gelatin...just for good measure.