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emason
10-12-2009, 06:13 PM
Rex, the last thread seems to be closed, so I will answer you here.

I fell in love with the raspberry sauce; the only other frozen fruit I use is cranberry. Around this time of year when cranberries start showing up in the market, I buy bags and bags of them and throw them in the freezer. That way I can make cranberry upside down cake and cranberry sauce and cranberry sundae sauce for ice cream any time I want. Otherwise I am strictly a fresh fruit girl, with an occasional can or 2 in there for those emergencies when I'm sick in bed and can't get to the store.

For the red cabbage, I sauteed an onion and a diced unpeeled Granny Smith apple. Then I added sliced up red cabbage, a spoonful of raisins, salt, pepper, caraway seeds, red wine vinegar and water and covered the pot and let the cabbage cook. At the end I decided the vinegar taste was too strong so I mellowed it out with some sugar; next time I think I would also add the caraway seeds later in the cooking process.

altai_rose
10-12-2009, 08:41 PM
I fell in love with the raspberry sauce
Recipe please! :)

And any apple crisp recipes, anyone? I'm going apple picking next week, plus I'll be baking an apple crisp this weekend, so I'm up to trying anything! What kind of apples are best?

Rex
10-12-2009, 08:48 PM
Rex, the last thread seems to be closed, so I will answer you here.

I fell in love with the raspberry sauce; the only other frozen fruit I use is cranberry. Around this time of year when cranberries start showing up in the market, I buy bags and bags of them and throw them in the freezer. That way I can make cranberry upside down cake and cranberry sauce and cranberry sundae sauce for ice cream any time I want. Otherwise I am strictly a fresh fruit girl, with an occasional can or 2 in there for those emergencies when I'm sick in bed and can't get to the store.

For the red cabbage, I sauteed an onion and a diced unpeeled Granny Smith apple. Then I added sliced up red cabbage, a spoonful of raisins, salt, pepper, caraway seeds, red wine vinegar and water and covered the pot and let the cabbage cook. At the end I decided the vinegar taste was too strong so I mellowed it out with some sugar; next time I think I would also add the caraway seeds later in the cooking process.

I'm dying to make cranberry sauce from scratch this fall. I don't even know what regular cranberry sauce looks like, other than what I've seen on TV :lol:. Everywhere I've been, I have eaten the canned stuff.

emason
10-12-2009, 09:25 PM
I'm dying to make cranberry sauce from scratch this fall. I don't even know what regular cranberry sauce looks like, other than what I've seen on TV :lol:. Everywhere I've been, I have eaten the canned stuff.

Actually, what I make is the spiced cranberry jelly on page 282 of the Fannie Farmer Cookbook. If you have that cookbook you can look it up; if not, let me know and I will post it here.

Rex
10-12-2009, 09:29 PM
Actually, what I make is the spiced cranberry jelly on page 282 of the Fannie Farmer Cookbook. If you have that cookbook you can look it up; if not, let me know and I will post it here.

Oh, do post it, please.

Holley Calmes
10-12-2009, 09:35 PM
Here's a Wine Cake that is incredible:

Spray the inside of a bundt pan with Pam and don't flour it! Heat oven to 350.

Toast 1/2 cup of pecans in the oven for 5 minutes while the oven warms. Don't let them burn.

In a mixer combine:

1 box of white cake mix
1 small box of vanilla pudding
4 eggs
1/4 cup of white sugar
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1/4 cup dry white wine
3/4 cup of water
3/4 cup of vegetable oil
the toasted pecans

Pour in to pan and cook for 45-60 minutes depending on your oven.

Right before it comes out, mix together:

1 stick of butter
1 cup of white sugar
1/4 cup of the wine

Bring to a boil for one minute.

Take the cake from the oven and do not take it out of the bundt pan. Let it sit as you pour the melted butter/ssugar/wine sauce slowly over it. Make sure to let it go down the sides and all over the top. Let it sit for about 30 minutes as the cake absorbs the juice.

Fabulous!

emason
10-12-2009, 09:40 PM
Recipe please! :)



Raspberry Sauce:

2 12-ounce bags of frozen raspberries, no sugar added
2 teaspoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice
2/3 cup sugar

In a strainer suspended over a deep bowl thaw the raspberries completely. This will take several hours. Press the berries to force out all the juice; there should be 1 cup.

In a saucepan (or in a microwave on high power) boil the juice until reduced to 1/4 cup. Pour into lightly oiled heatproof cup.

Puree the raspberries and sieve them with a food mill fitted with the fine disc or use a fine strainer to remove all seeds. You should have 1 liquid cup puree. Stir in the raspberry syrup and lemon juice. To make a lightly sweetened sauce measure again. There should be 1 1/3 liquid cups; if you have less add less sugar. The correct amount of sugar is 1/2 the volume of the puree. Stir until the sugar dissolves.

It is a bit of work, but boy is it good.

emason
10-12-2009, 09:49 PM
Spiced Cranberry Jelly:

(1) 12-ounce bag fresh cranberries 1+1/2 cups sugar salt 2-inch stick cinnamon

3 whole cloves 3 allspice berries


Wash cranberries, bring 1+1/2 cups water to a boil, add cranberries and spices and boil for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally to keep from burning, especially at the end. Put the berries through a strainer or a food mill. Remove any whole spices remaining. Return cranberries to the pot and cook over low heat for 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the sugar and a pinch of salt and cook 2 minutes more. Pour into a bowl and chill.

Rex
10-12-2009, 09:52 PM
Spiced Cranberry Jelly:

(1) 12-ounce bag fresh cranberries 1+1/2 cups sugar salt 2-inch stick cinnamon

3 whole cloves 3 allspice berries


Wash cranberries, bring 1+1/2 cups water to a boil, add cranberries and spices and boil for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally to keep from burning, especially at the end. Put the berries through a strainer or a food mill. Remove any whole spices remaining. Return cranberries to the pot and cook over low heat for 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the sugar and a pinch of salt and cook 2 minutes more. Pour into a bowl and chill.

Thanks - I've copied and pasted this....

emason
10-12-2009, 09:57 PM
I like this because of the spices added; they give a nice undertone to the jelly. I usually do not boil for the whole 20 minutes; the cranberries cook and start popping much sooner than that. The less you boil, the more you get sauce; the longer you boil the more it sets into a jelly when it cools. I think that has something to do with the pectin in the fruit and how long the pectin cooks. I like this either way, soupy like a sauce or firmer like a jelly.

Rex
10-12-2009, 10:21 PM
I like this because of the spices added; they give a nice undertone to the jelly. I usually do not boil for the whole 20 minutes; the cranberries cook and start popping much sooner than that. The less you boil, the more you get sauce; the longer you boil the more it sets into a jelly when it cools. I think that has something to do with the pectin in the fruit and how long the pectin cooks. I like this either way, soupy like a sauce or firmer like a jelly.

Ahhhh. So is that why it's so gelatinous in canned form?

I have to admit, on a turkey/stuffing sandwich, it is excellent.

sk8pics
10-12-2009, 11:03 PM
I made roasted veggies last night. I don't know why this never occurred to me before. I cut up some potatoes into smallish wedges, cut up some green and red peppers and cut a yellow onion into wedges. Tossed it all with some olive oil (3 tbsp) with some rosemary and about 2 tsp minced garlic. Put it all in a pan, sprinkled a little parmesan cheese on top, and put it in the oven at 400 degrees for about an hour. Wow, it was good!

emason
10-12-2009, 11:56 PM
I made roasted veggies last night. I don't know why this never occurred to me before. I cut up some potatoes into smallish wedges, cut up some green and red peppers and cut a yellow onion into wedges. Tossed it all with some olive oil (3 tbsp) with some rosemary and about 2 tsp minced garlic. Put it all in a pan, sprinkled a little parmesan cheese on top, and put it in the oven at 400 degrees for about an hour. Wow, it was good!


This sounds wonderful; the next time I have a good assortment of veggies around, I will try this.

emason
10-13-2009, 12:03 AM
Ahhhh. So is that why it's so gelatinous in canned form?

I have to admit, on a turkey/stuffing sandwich, it is excellent.

I just Googled 'cranberry', and as I thought, they are high in pectin, so yes, that is why the sauce in the can is so gelatinous. As I said before, if you want a more sauce-like texture, then cook the cranberries for a shorter amount of time.

FiveRinger
10-13-2009, 01:47 AM
This sounds wonderful; the next time I have a good assortment of veggies around, I will try this.

I started doing this several years ago after seeing Ina Garten do it on the Barefoot Contessa. Some of the things that she does absolutely make my stomach roll (i.e. pats of butter in the middle of ground beef patties to grill hamburgers), but she is quite clever about other things. I roast everything from potatoes to brussel sprouts to zuccini to squash using the same method that you mention and it turns out delicious every time. It sure as hell beats boiling!!!