Stage 5

  • 1 package fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
  • 1 tbsp chopped mint

Place the nuts on a baking pan and place in 325 degree oven for 5-10 minutes. As they start to toast they will turn a deeper color. Be careful and don’t burn them as they will taste bitter and you would have to start all over again!

In a stock pot place the sugar, orange juice, almond extract and cranberries and bring to a boil. Boil gently until you start to hear the cranberries pop then boil for 5 minutes more. Remove from the heat and cool to room temperature before you store them in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Just before serving add the toasted walnuts and fresh mint.

Serve cold or at room temperature.

Recipe Yields: 8-10 Servings

Storage Time: 3 days in the refrigerator

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