It is such a sadness that a fruit as wonderful as the cranberry gets mentioned but once a year. This Ohio native plant really has the goods. Unfortunately, we have all but wiped them out in Ohio.
|Large Cranberry, Vaccinium macrocarpon|
|Our family Thanksgiving jello recipe calls for ground cranberries.|
No matter how you prepare them, in a jelly or jello, or sauce- you'll want to add plenty of sugar. These bad boys can really be tart, but that's why they are so perfect!
Just boil 2 cups of water with 2 cups of sugar and add in 4 cups of whole cranberries. Boil them for about 5 minutes. Once they cool you have a delicious topping for anything from a cracker with brie to sliced turkey. (I can't believe I just gave out a recipe. It must be the Greg Miller influence!)
Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Now pass the cranberry sauce!