ic Kathe With an E: Cranberry Catsup Recipe

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Cranberry Catsup Recipe

My buddies Jen at 
Julie at
 are at it again
with their 
Get Your Chef On Challenge
This month's secret ingredient is 

I do love me some cranberries.
From the jellied to the sauced.
Doesn't matter.

It doesn't seem like Thanksgiving
without the the 
beloved canned marked cranberry
on the table.

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And, what's better than a 
sandwich made with leftover turkey
smeared with cranberries?

Um, nothing, that's what!

But, this is a challenge and, I knew
just posting a plate of 
canned cranberries was not going to cut it.

I wanted something that was a bit different
than the norm but,
would still be in keeping with the holiday.
Maybe something that would become a 
new tradition.
Something that I am always asked to bring.
Something that is easy to make
yet, tastes gourmet.

That's when I found this recipe at
Cranberry Catsup?
Oh yeah!
It met every one of my requirements.
So, here you go Jen & Julie,
my entry into the
Get Your Chef On Challenge.
Cranberry Catsup
Adapted from Epicurious.com
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 1/2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries (not thawed; 1 lb)
  • 1 (2- by 1/2-inch) strip fresh orange zest
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
Simmer the onion in water in a 3- to 4-quart heavy saucepan, (I used my favorite Lodge 3 quart enameled Dutch oven) uncovered, until tender, 10 to 15 minutes. 
Add cranberries and zest and simmer, uncovered, until berries are collapsed, about 10 minutes. 
Discard zest. Purée berries in a food processor, then force through a large sieve into saucepan and discard solids. Or, if you have a food mill, use that.  It's faster and one less step.  Don't have a food mill?  Go get you one! I use mine for homemade spaghetti sauce and applesauce too.

Stir in sugars, five-spice powder, and salt and simmer, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes, to thicken, then cool completely. 
 This recipe makes enough to fill 2 pint
canning jars and can be kept, refrigerated
for up to a month.

 And OMG!
This seriously smells just like Christmas!
And the taste? 
Both savory and sweet!
It in no way tastes like tomato catsup.

This cranberry Catsup 
for dipping your Thanksgiving turkey in
as well as slathering
all over that leftover sammich the next day.

 I cannot wait to put this on the 
holiday table and watch everyone's faces
when they dig into it!
A Sweet and Savory Cranberry Katsup Recipe from Kathe With An E
I am just going to sit back and
wait for the 
Oh. My. God.
moment once their taste buds 
get a hit of
Cranberry Catsup!

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  1. What a great recipe! I love cranberries!

    hugs, Linda

  2. I have never heard of cranberry catsup. It sounds good on turkey.

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  4. oh...wow...my mouth was literally watering while I read this post! I love cranberries. YUM! Thx for sharing this recipe. Happy Thanksgiving :)

  5. I hate to admit this, but I get on my 3 yr. old for thinking ketchup is an actual food and not a condiment - this sounds good enough to eat with just a spoon - would it be hypocrisy?!! Pinned to try, Kathe! :)

    1. Thanks for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends. I'm looking forward to seeing what you share this week! :)

  6. Yummmm! Your recipe looks so tasty!

    I just posted out cranberry recipe as well.... Hey! Great minds think alike!

    hugs x

  7. I've only made fresh cranberry salad once and loved it but when things start cookin' in the kitchen somehow fresh cranberry salad takes a back burner to the canned whole cranberries. I know it sounds bad and it's not like it takes all that much time but sometimes a recipe just slides by the wayside in order to get everything else cooked. Ha

  8. oh that looks awesome. Iron Chef Mom this week is on cranberries. Please share this recipe with the group :) http://www.addhousewife.com/2012/11/iron-chef-mom-cranberries.html

  9. Yum - that looks delicious!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  10. What a wonderful recipe! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  11. What a great looking cranberry dish! Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Mondays!

    I'd like to invite you to my new blog hop - Grow Your Blog Hop. This party is all about networking and growing your blog. I hope to see you there. It starts at midnight tonight! http://www.thisgalcooks.com/p/grow-your-blog.html

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!


  12. That looks so tasty!
    I just love cranberry sauce :o)
    Thanks for linking up this week!
    Have a blessed Thanskgiving!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  13. It seems really easy to prepare it and that looks so colorful and delicious as well….

  14. This sounds so delicious!
    Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza! Come by today to vote and sign up for my Giveaway :)

  15. Not a big ketchup gal, but this looks like one I would like. Sounds wonderful on a turkey sandwich.

  16. Looks wonderful Kathe! Now I'm hungry for a turkey sandwich...with this on it!

  17. Kathe, I hae a catsup loving hubby. I think he would think this was fab. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

  18. I LOVE cranberry sauce, This looks different than what I am used to, but I want to try it!!!
    I always shmear my turkey sandwich with cranberry sauce. ;-) I like adding a bit of stuffing to the sandwich too... mmmm. I wish we still had leftovers!

    Anyway... I am happy to feature this at my Super Link Party! :-)

  19. I'm intrigued. I love cranberry. I love ketchup. And how yummy would this be on a turkey sandwich? Thanks for sharing! I am so going to try this!

  20. I am seriously going to have to try this. I love cranberry sauce. I think that this will go great with those post Thanksgiving holidays meals.