Boozy gin-soaked cranberries

Boozy gin-soaked cranberries
  • Serves icon Makes 3 x 500ml clip-sided jars
  • Time icon Hands-on time 30 min, cooking time 5 min

These boozy gin-soaked cranberries can be used in a plethora of Christmas recipes. Layer up in a trifle, use as a topping, serve with pannacotta or try turning them into a festive cranachan.

Nutrition: Per 50g

Calories
148kcals
Fat
no fat
Protein
no protein
Carbohydrates
26.7g (26.7g sugars)
Fibre
1.3g
Salt
trace
Calories
148kcals
Fat
no fat
Protein
no protein
Carbohydrates
26.7g (26.7g sugars)
Fibre
1.3g
Salt
trace

Ingredients

  • 750g caster sugar
  • Finely grated zest 1 large orange
  • 250ml freshly squeezed orange juice (about 5 small oranges)
  • 500ml inexpensive gin
  • 1kg cranberries, fresh or frozen

You’ll also need…

  • 3 x 500ml Kilner jars, sterilised (see Know-how)

Method

  1. Put the sugar, orange zest and orange juice in a large pan and leave over a low heat until the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Add the gin to the pan and bring to the boil. Add the cranberries, bring back to a simmer and cook gently for 5 minutes until the berries have softened but are holding their shape.
  3. Remove the cranberries from the syrup using a slotted spoon and divide equally among the jars. Return the syrup to the heat and simmer vigorously for about 6 minutes until reduced to 600ml. Divide the hot syrup among the jars, seal and leave to cool. Store in the fridge until needed (see Make Ahead). For ideas on how to use the boozy berries, see previous page.

delicious. tips

  1. The cooked and cooled boozy cranberries will keep in sterilised, sealed jars for up to 2 months.

Recipe By

Debbie Major

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