The sweet fruits of winter

Cranberries, pomegranates and quinces are magical ingredients and their perfumed scent will fill your kitchen. Try them in one of these wonderful recipes. 

The sweet fruits of winter

Cranberries

Cranberry fruit loaf with cranberry sauce

Cranberry fruit loaf with cranberry sauce

A gorgeous alternative to Christmas cake. which can be served all year round.

Mulled cranberry and apple jelly

Mulled cranberry and apple jelly

This lightly spiced jelly is perfect with roast meats such as lamb, beef and turkey, and it’s equally delicious on toast.

Beetroot, goat’s cheese and cranberry parcels

Beetroot, goat’s cheese and cranberry parcels

Surprise your guests – veggie or not – with these colourful beetroot and goat’s cheese parcels.

Cranberry and orange vodka

Cranberry and orange vodka

The cranberries give this vodka a brilliant ruby colour that looks so Christmassy. It needs two weeks before it can be bottled, and 3-4 weeks before it can be drunk. It will keep in the freezer almost indefinitely. Give as a home-made gift.

 


Pomegranates

Feta and pomegranate salad

Feta and pomegranate salad

This is stunning, and the flavours are a real wake-up call: salty feta; sweet, crunchy pomegranate seeds; and bitter leaves and herbs.

Christmas pilaff

Christmas pilaff

This easy Christmas pilaff, with pomegranates, pistachios and spices, makes a colourful and tasty vegetarian rice dish.

Quails with pomegranate

Quails with pomegranate

Try this quick and easy Middle Eastern recipe that mixes quails with a variety of exotic fruits. An impressive dinner party dish.

Pomegranate sorbet

Pomegranate sorbet

This is a light way to round off a rich, pasta dinner, or any dinner for that matter!

 


Quinces

Slow-roast pork belly with quince

Slow-roast pork belly with quince

Although this pork belly recipe is best with quince, you can use sour eating apples. Buy an outdoor-reared piece of pork belly, if possible.

Orange, quince and almond torte with quince topping

Orange, quince and almond torte with quince topping

A gorgeous, impressive cake; the almond flavour is wonderfully complemented by the sharpness of the orange, and the quince gives this dessert an extra special quality.

Pears in quince syrup

Pears in quince syrup

Low-calorie dessert recipe using poached pears and quince cheese syrup spiked with a vanilla pod.

Quince compote

Quince compote

This is a delicious accompaniment to a seasonal starter. Opt for a good ham, such as jamón serrano, to serve with this compote.

 

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