Dr. Frank’s Mulled Cranberry-Raisin Nut Relish

December 9, 2013

This recipe includes First Crush Wineries
Cran Blanc or Three-Sip Cran

The following recipe has become a Puzio family tradition.  I have been making this for our family on Thanksgiving and Christmas morning for many years and will not disappoint… Enjoy!

I personally double the recipe below utilizing 80% of one bottle of wine leaving a nice treat for the chef during stirring.

12 oz bag of whole dry-picked cranberries
1.5 cups of Three-Sip Cran or Cran Blanc wine
1 ¼ cups golden brown sugar
1/3 cup minced crystallized ginger
½ fresh orange w/ some peel
½ tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground allspice
¼ tsp ground cloves
½ cup finely chopped walnuts

Combine all ingredients into a large saucepan. Bring to boil under high-heat and stir to dissolve all sugar.  If you cover during the initial cooking, be cautious regarding overflow.  Reduce heat to medium and cook until medium thick syrup is achieved.  Stir continuously for approximately 12 minutes.   Transfer finished contents to one or more bowls.  We like to serve it at room temperature.  For presentation, I like to serve this colorful adjunct in a cut crystal bowl.  If made in advance, refrigerate and take out prior to dinner to obtain approximate room-temperature.

From our family to yours,
Dr. Frank Puzio, Owner / Winemaker, First Crush Winery

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