Deliciously sweet and perfectly tangy. I love adding dried cranberries to my muesli, granola and even cookies throughout the year;but fresh cranberries only really make an appearance in my diet during the festive season. As soon as December rolls around the fresh berries come out and I find myself adding them to everything! One of my absolute favourite ways to enjoy them is to cook them all up together on the stove, making a tart, tangy and perfectly sweet cranberry sauce.
Making the sauce couldn’t be simpler, all you do is place everything in a saucepan over a medium heat until all the gorgeous berries star to go gooey and soft and them blend until perfectly smooth. You can use either fresh or frozen fruit for this. But I find that fresh gives a more intense taste than frozen fruit does.
Cranberries are incredibly tart and can sometimes be extremely bitter. That’s one of the biggest things that you need to think about when cooking with them. You need to make sure that you add enough sugar, or alternative sweetener. This helps to make them a little less sour and more enjoyable. I think that this is one of them things that is quite personal, a bit like spice levels. The best way to get it right for you is to do little taste tests as you go.