Posted by / Monday, November 19, 2012

Recipe: Pickled Cranberries

So I wanted to do something different with cranberries this year after receiving two bags in our Thanksgiving Farm Table Box this week. Well, this recipe is certainly something different that I don't think I would have dreamed up on my own — after scouring the web for new ideas, the folks over at grabbed my attention with their version of pickled cranberries. Yes, you read that right.

What's not to like with ingredients like cloves, juniper berries, allspice, and cinnamon sticks? I also got to pull out the cheese cloth for this one to make a little tea sack of sorts for infusing all of those seasonal flavors together:

The house was filled with holiday smells as these mulled on the stove.

Adding a cinnamon stick to each jar should ensure a nice surprise after opening, no?

After canning, into the bath they go!

Find the full recipe on Serious Eats under pickled cranberries.

These jars will make wonderful gifts over the holidays and I look forward to enjoying a little of their contents over the next week with a little turkey on the side. The nice surprise to this recipe is the leftover brine can be reserved and used in sparkling water as an added flavor!

I will be smoking a Turkey Wednesday night for our feast on Thursday. What is it you most look forward to on the table during Thanksgiving?

E.A.T. local E.A.T. well


  1. If these pics don't spell Thanskgiving I don't know what does. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  2. I made these and served them last week (along with 3 other versions of cranberries). I found them exceptionally tart. My daughter, who loves, LOVES,loves tart? Claims they aren't tart enough. The brine is a lovely drink mix- I liked it with some moscato - and we also used it in a salad dressing. I canned mine in pints because that was all I had on hand, next time around I will definitely do it half pints because a little bit goes a long way.

    1. Becky mine were also tart (tarter than I like) but still good and different. I agree with you on the juice what a great way to to flavor sparkling water! I so enjoyed that! A little does go a long a way!

      So happy you tried it!


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An avid home cook, I believe in using simple ingredients, local when possible and am inspired by the principles of supporting a sustainable food system. I’ve cultivated this blog as a way to share my passion for the preparation and enjoyment of food in a way that everyone from beginners to long time foodies can get involved in.



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