Monday, August 29, 2016

Cranberries Jubilee!

     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.    

     Cranberries Jubilee:
     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!  

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