Extra antioxidant punch in this twist on a classic holiday side
2 packages fresh cranberries (about 20-24oz in total)
1 3/4 cups sugar
4 TBSP Carmel Berry Co Elderberry Syrup
3 tsp grated orange zest
1 cinnamon stick
1 1/2 cups orange juice
1 1/2 cups red wine (might as well open a bottle of something you’d like to have to finish)
Add all ingredients to a sauce pan (I like to corral the cloves and cinnamon stick in a spice bag or loose tea ball/bag). Bring to a boil (watch so it doesn’t boil over!) then reduce to a simmer.
Stir frequently and simmer uncovered for about 15-20 minutes until desired thickness is attained. It will thicken more as it cools.
Remove bag of spices and put in fridge until ready to serve. Freezes well too! Thanks to a playdate circa 1973 for this recipe our family has used ever since!