Cranberry-Orange Salsa Recipe

Cranberry-Orange Salsa Recipe
Staff Writer

Aromas of cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg set the tone for a festive holiday atmosphere. No holiday meal is complete without a little cranberry salsa on the side.

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Ingredients

  • fresh cranberries, washed and dried
  • granulated sugar
  • 1/3  water
  • cinnamon stick
  • 1/2  ground allspice
  • 1/4  ground nutmeg
  • Zest and juice of one orange

Directions

In a medium-sized pot, combine the cranberries, sugar, and water. Stir to blend. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat. Reduce to a simmer and add the cinnamon stick, allspice, and nutmeg. Stir to blend and simmer for an additional 5-7 minutes. (Some of the cranberries will burst and some will remain whole.) Add the orange juice and zest, stir, and remove from heat. Allow to cool before serving.

Cranberry Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Cranberry Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.