Sunday, November 20, 2016

The Uncanny Smooth Style Jellied Cranberry Jelly

This is nicer than the usual canned cranberry jelly styled sauce from the can.  Will you miss the ridges from the can?  I know we don't!   It's really about flavor, flavor, flavor for my family!  This is so simple to make! It really is just my basic Very Berry Basic Whole Cranberry Compote that is strained to remove the pulp.


The Uncanny Smooth  Style Jellied Cranberry Jelly strained and decorated for giving


The Uncanny Smooth  Style Jellied Cranberry Jelly 

6 servings +

Ingredients


1 cup water
1 cup sugar
14 oz fresh whole cranberries

Whole Cranberries










Preparation

Bring water and sugar to a boil in a saucepan . Add the cranberries and simmer till the berries start popping and the liquid thickens.  Before allowing to cool down, strain the sauce using a wire strainer set over a bowl. Work carefully because those hot sugary syrups really can give quite a nasty burn. Once most of the liquid is strained out, then use a sturdy spoon to mash down the berries and get the remaining juices.
wire mesh strainer

Don't forget to scrape the outside of the strainer to get all the fine pulp into the liquid in the bowl. The liquid will thicken more while cooling. Store in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator until you need to serve.