by Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez / Thursday, November 15, 2012
Fruit 'n Whiskey Cranberry Relish
And let me follow that statement up by proclaiming: The scent of these cranberries, apples, and spices simmering in whiskey on the stove top smells like Christmas in Ireland!
So, obviously, I can't guarantee that Ireland actually smells this way at Christmas. But in my mind, that heady steam cloud snaking its way into my psyche tells me that it does.
Combine that with those warming spices typically associated with a chill in the air and the holiday season, I suppose the result is inevitable. And totally desirable.
- ½ c. whiskey
- ¾ c. water
- ¾ c. brown sugar
- 1 star anise
- 1 cinnamon stick
- pinch ground cloves
- pinch allspice
- 12 oz. fresh or frozen cranberries
- 1 apple, peeled & diced small
- 1 orange - juice and finely grated zest
- pinch sea salt
- ¼ tsp. vanilla bean paste
Michiana-based food, drink, and travel writer with a fondness for garlic, freshly baked bread, stinky cheese, single malt Scotch, and Mexican food—who believes that immersing herself in different cultures one bite at a time is the best path to enlightenment.