Friday, March 16, 2012

Cranberry sauce blunders

Saturday night, Mr. Chappell and I run out to grab a few things at the grocery store and pick up a pizza. We split up so we can get our pizza while it is fresh. I am tasked with getting the cranberries. In my rush, I grab cherries rather than cranberries, an honest mistake, especially when you consider the packaging.

cherries 3 cranberries

Sunday afternoon, I pull the bag out of the freezer and chuckle at my mistake. Since it’s the Sabbath, our cranberry sauce is just going to have to be cherry sauce. Turns out we all like the cherry sauce better than the planned cranberry sauce.

Here’s the recipe inspired by Cooking Light’s Cranberry-Apple Relish:

Cranberry Cherry-Apple Relish


2 chopped and peeled Granny Smith apples (~ 1 1/2 cups or 0.5 lbs)
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white grape juice
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 package frozen dark sweet cherries
2 Tb cornstarch



Combine all ingredients except the cornstarch in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Combine 2 Tb cornstarch with 1/4 cup cold water, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Slowly add cornstarch mixture to the saucepan. Simmer until thick (about 15 minutes).


Grammyzanne said...

Sounds good - with cherries or cranberries.

Adri said...

Totally sounds like a mistake I'd make. But what a delicious solution!

Andrea said...

Probably would've been easier if your sister wasn't talking to you on the phone at the same time ;-) It was good to chat with you, though. Glad your sauce turned out okay.