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Mom Parsons' cranberries

Mom Parsons' cranberries
Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times

The basic recipe on the back of the cranberry bag is easy, but with just a little extra effort, you can create a really special sauce that exudes both tartness and sweetness. This recipe, from the family of Times Food ... Read more

Active work and total preparation time: 15 minutes plus 1 to 3 days chilling time | Makes 2 1/2 cups
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3 cloves
  • 3 allspice berries
  • 2 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks
  • 1 (12-ounce) bag fresh cranberries
  • Grated zest of 1 orange

Step 1Bring sugar, water, cloves, allspice and cinnamon sticks to boil in 4-quart saucepan. Cook, stirring, until syrup is clear, about 3 minutes. Add cranberries and cook just until they begin to pop, about 5 minutes.

Step 2Remove from heat, add grated orange zest and cool. Refrigerate 1 to 3 days before serving. Remove cloves, allspice and cinnamon sticks before serving.


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