Cranberries with Cognac

I first saw this recipe in Martha Stewart Living, published around 1995. I've changed the amount of the ingredients for more flavor. This recipe is popular during the holidays.
Cranberries with Cognac
Cranberries with Cognac

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

1.25

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

1.25

servings

Ingredients

  • 2

    cups fresh cranberries

  • 3

    tbs Cognac

  • 1

    cup packed lt brown sugar

  • 1/4

    cup fresh orange juice

  • 3-5

    whole allspice berries (I use ground and works fine- 1 tsp)

  • 2-3

    whole cloves

  • 4-6

    whole black peppercorns

  • 1/2

    tsp crushed red pepper flakes

  • Cinnamon stick (1/2 inch piece)

Directions

In a medium saucepan, combine cranberries, cognac, sugar and oj. Place allspice, cloves, peppercorns, red pepper flakes, and cinnamon stick in a double layer of cheesecloth, bundle it up, tie with kitchen string, and add to saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, and cook, stirring often, until syrupy, 15 to 20 minutes. Discard bundle, and transfer mixture to a bowl, let cool, and refrigerate until needed or serve room temperature.

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