A Cranberry Version of Classic Cherries Jubilee!
Cranberries Jubilee is a variation of the classic Cherries Jubilee recipe. Cranberries have a flavor that is good for making a Jubilee style sauce. Cranberries also are as durable as cherries, so the whole cranberries look good after being simmered.
Cherries Jubilee is traditionally a table side dessert that is prepared in front of guests. Cherries Jubilee is traditionally served over vanilla ice cream and/or pound cake. Many chefs prefer sour wild cherries, because the tart flavor accents the sweet ice cream. Cranberries Jubilee also has a tart flavor that goes well with vanilla ice cream.
This recipe yields about 1 cup. (2 to 3 generous portions)
Step 1: Heat a sauté pan over medium heat.
Add 1/2 cup of sugar.
Add 1/2 cup of water.
Add 1 1/4 cups of fresh or frozen whole cranberries.
Bring the liquid to a gentle boil.
Step 2: Add 1 cup of cranberry juice.
Add 1 pinch of fresh lemon zest.
Add 1 small pinch of cinnamon.
Add 1 pinch of allspice.
Add 1/4 teaspoon of ginger paste.
Add 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice.
Step 3: Bring the sauce back to a gentle boil.
Step 4: Reduce the temperature to low heat.
Gently simmer and reduce till the sauce is a thin syrup consistency and the cranberries are tender.
Step 5: Raise the temperature to medium heat.
Add 1 1/2 ounces of Chambord Liquor
Add 1 1/2 ounces of rum.
*Always ignite the rum with a long stick match or ignitor. Have some fire extinguishing material handy for safety's sake!
Step 6: Rapidly simmer and reduce till the sauce is a thin syrup consistency that can glaze a spoon.
Step 7: Reduce the temperature to very low heat.
Keep the sauce warm.
Step 8: *Serving the Cranberries Jubilee with ice cream and pound cake is an option!
Place 1 or 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream in a shallow dessert bowl.
Spoon about 1/3 cup of the warm Cranberries Jubilee over the ice cream.
Sprinkle 1 small pinch of fresh lemon zest on the sauced ice cream.
Cranberries Jubilee is a tasty dessert that will easily impress guests!