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Christmas Ketchup

Yield 2 1/4 cups
During the holidays it's always fun to let cranberry sauce be the star condiment. This sweet and tangy sauce is great spooned over cream cheese for a quick and easy appetizer, or you can spread it on a mini pork tenderloin sandwich or a ham biscuit.  

Ingredients

  • 1 (16-ounce) can jellied cranberry sauce*
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons water

How to Make It

  1. Combine cranberry sauce and next 6 ingredients in a medium saucepan. Stir together flour and 2 tablespoons water until smooth; add to cranberry mixture.

  2. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly; reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat; cool. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator. Serve with cream cheese and gourmet crackers or with meat.

  3. *Whole-berry cranberry sauce may be substituted.