This recipe makes about 2 1/2 cups, but you can easily double it. Simply allow more time for the curd to thicken.
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 (12-ounce) package fresh cranberries
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
2 large egg yolks
1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon Grand Marnier
How to Make It
Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes or until cranberries pop. Place cranberry mixture in a blender or food processor; process until smooth. Strain cranberry mixture through a fine sieve over a bowl; discard solids.
Combine sugars and butter in a bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well combined. Add egg yolks and egg, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in cranberry mixture, cornstarch, and salt. Place mixture in the top of a double boiler. Cook over simmering water until a thermometer registers 160° and mixture thickens (about 10 minutes), stirring frequently. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes. Stir in liqueur. Cover and refrigerate up to 1 week.
OMG - THIS IS WONDERFUL!! Great on toast! Yummy in morning oatmeal! Can't wait to try it on a turkey sandwich! Hope my sister-in-law will use it in her annual Christmas pinwheel cookies! THANKS!!
BTW - My husband is diabetic so I substituted 1/2 cup Splenda for the 2/3 cup white sugar.
This was so good that I am second-guessing giving it as gifts as originally planned! I have love eating it swirled in oatmeal. I didn't have a double boiler but just put it in a glass bowl on top of another pot and made sure the seal was tight.
Yum! After trying this recipe out at home I decided it was worthy of becoming Christmas gifts for my co-workers! I packaged in small jars (with instructions to refrigerate and eat within one week) and gifted with Cranberry- Sweet Potato Quick Bread also from Cooking Light! A bit time consuming, but certainly worth the effort!
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