Thursday, December 6, 2007

Cranberry-onion confit

I made this recipe for Thanksgiving because I thought the standard cranberry sauce was a bit boring. The caramelized onions and wine really make these cranberries special. It makes about three cups which is a lot. I ate the leftovers with goat cheese on crackers. It would also be delicious spread over cream cheese.

Cranberry-onion confit from The Best Recipes:

6 T. unsalted butter
4 large onions thinly sliced (about 7 cups)
1/2 c. sugar
2 c. whole cranberries, picked through
1 c. red wine
1/4 c. red wine vinegar
3 T. grenadine (optional)
1t. salt

Melt the butter in a non-reactive pan or dutch oven over medium heat. Add onions and cook until the onions are very soft, about 30 minutes on medium low heat. Turn up heat to medium high and add sugar. Cook, stirring often, until the onions are golden brown and caramelized, about 15 minutes.

Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Simmer, partially covered, until most of the liquid is absorbed and mixture has a jam-like consistency, about 25 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.


Rae said...

hurrah! thanks so much for sharing! we have not yet found 'our' traditional cranberry sauce recipe yet but i'm definitely trying this next year, with high hopes!

Anonymous said...

this looks delish! Hey Kelly - could you email me? I have a question...Holley