Sunday, November 25, 2007
Should I even bother? Don't most of you already know how to make it? If not, here we go. 1 cup of water, 1 cup of sugar a package of cranberries. Pick over the cranberries and remove the squishiest ones. Bring water and sugar to a boil, toss in the cranberries, add a good pinch of salt and simmer until most of the berries have popped. Takes 5-7 minutes. Cool and serve.
Feel free to add a cinnamon stick. Orange zest is also quite nice.
Bag of cranberries was $0.50. Cup of sugar is, what, $0.10? I'm guestimating on that. Cinnamon stick is $0.03. $0.63 total. This recipe yielded 600 grams. A tablespoon is 18 grams. $0.02 per tablespoon. Cheap! Half the price of the apple compote...I might have to make more of this stuff and freeze it!