Cranberry Orange Piquant
1 lb cranberries (or 12 oz are the usual packages these days)
2 cups sugar
1 cup mandarin oranges, drained
1 cup apples, unpeeled, chopped coarsely
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 cup nuts, chopped coarsely
1 T. vinegar
Combine all ingredients in medium saucepan. Cook until the berries begin to burst. Refrigerate or freeze.
The original recipe was to cook it in the microwave but I do it stovetop since I make a big batch.
I take great liberty in altering the proportions. Getting proportions of the sweet and tart make it interesting. I usually make a double batch and freeze much of it in smaller containers.
Our traditional, and now family favorite, even better than the jellied version we all like!