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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Flavors ~ Cranberries

Y'all have seen that the flavor for this week is Cranberry.
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, Y'all know that we could easily find a recipe for cranberries.
I was ready to post our favorite cranberry chutney ~ I love it almost as much as the turkey and dressing at Thanksgiving. The whole challenge here is to make something new.
Then I looked at the Flavor Bible . . . Jalapenos? That will kick it up a notch. I likeie! This is a traditional appetizer ~ with a bit of spice and another bit of crunch. The creaminess of the brie is perfect with the bite of the spicy cranberries. I have capitalized all of the flavors that are recomended with cranberries
Baked Brie with Spicy Cranberries
1 (7-8 oz) round Brie
12 ounces fresh cranberries
1 cup water
1 cup white SUGAR
2 teaspoons LEMON JUICE
Zest from lemon and orange
2 JALAPENO PEPPERS, seeded and minced
1/2 cup WHITE WINE
1/2 or more of chopped PISTACHIO nuts
PEARS and GINGER crisps for serving
Combine cranberries and zest with sugar, water, and lemon juice in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Add minced peppers (to taste). Simmer until thickened. Add wine and stir well, reduce the liquid. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Place Brie in a baking dish. Cover with cranberry mixture and chopped pistachios. Bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes. Be careful not to over cook the nuts on top. Serve with ginger crisps and slices of pear.

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Dar said...

Your Cranberries sound like a go!
I love the idea of serving it with Gingersnaps and pears. Jalapenos work for me but my finicky family would frown...
GGGrams recipe is crushed whole cranberries, diced orange, peel too, walnuts and sugar to taste all whirled together. It's wonderful.
( Due to allergies, I make 2 separate recipes, omitting the walnuts in one of them. )
Happy Turkey Day to you and yours.

Justabeachkat said...

YUM OH! Give me some!


Anonymous said...

Baked brie and cranberries - what a great combination!

Gypsy Heart said...

This looks and sounds awesome! I love the kick of the jalapenos. Thanks so much for sharing ~

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