Cranberries are great, even in the summertime. Think, refreshing cranberry juice on ice or a cool sorbet. Or why not, even stew them in seasoned juice and let them cool for a yummy jam-like treat!
Include This Simple Cranberry Agrodulce in Your 4th of July Spread
On Thanksgiving I often enjoy making a traditional agrodulce, requiring hours of preparation/heating — resulting in a well-seasoned, tangy, sweet chutney we love. But, with the intense heat of the summer, I like to stay cool. So I tend to spend less time cozying up to the stove and more time outdoors. So I wanted to keep it simple, yet still retain a nice type of jam-like treat. So I started with frozen cranberries to stew in Cranberry Juice cocktail, adding the sweet tangy seasonings to blend into a wonderful “jam”. And the color is perfect for the 4th of July Celebration.
I want to thank The Cranberry Institute for supplying me with the marketing tools, ingredients and helpful tips for making cranberries a delicious healthy part of our diets — no matter what time of year. The cranberry juice was a no-brainer for a stewed fruit recipe, but did you know it can also be used to make recipes such as cranberry-juice sweetened Baked Beans?! Check out the yummy recipe!
And Ailish & Julia not only loved my cranberry agrodulce, they were especially thrilled to drink the Cranberry Juice with the ice balls we made using our fun new kitchen tool.
5-Ingredient Cranberry Agrodulce
- 1.5 - 2 cups frozen cranberries
- ¼ cup cranberry juice
- ½ tsp of cinnamon (or to taste)
- 2 Tablespoons Fig Balsamic Vinegar (aged Balsamic Vinegar)
- 2 packets of Stevia
- Stew cranberries in pot over stove at medium heat with blend of juice, cinnamon, Stevia and Balsamic until it thickens.
- Mix and cover.
- Remove from heat, cool.
Here you can see how my girls enjoyed my Cranberry Agrodulce recipe. Julia is savoring it while Ailish reaches for more!
Disclaimer: Although I was provided with cranberry product, tips and marketing materials, I was not compensated monetarily for this post. Opinions are all my own.