A little smile
Friday, December 23, 2011
Cranberry-Maple Syrup and Merry Christmas!
Your pancakes will really be perfect on Christmas morning when drizzled with this mouthwatering cranberry-maple syrup!
This syrup is a cross between a colorful jam and viscous syrup. Crushed cranberries provide an interesting texture with a tart flavor, mingling with the sweet sticky maple syrup. Four ingredients are all it takes. Cook the cranberries in the maple syrup, until they pop, then crush the cranberries with a potato masher. The aroma as it cooks is mouthwatering.
I saw this recipe somewhere on the internet a while back, but don’t remember where. It’s a great recipe ~ so try topping your waffles or pancakes with this fruity syrup!
1 cup pure maple syrup
1 cup fresh cranberries
½ teaspoon orange zest
1 tablespoon butter
In a saucepan over medium-high heat, bring syrup, cranberries and orange zest to a boil.
Reduce heat, and simmer, until the cranberries have popped, about 3 minutes.
Remove from heat and crush cranberries with a potato masher or spoon.
Add butter and stir until dissolved.
Keeps well refrigerated in a covered container.
By the way, it makes a great little homemade gift for your family and friends!
Here’s wishing all of you and your loved ones a blessed Merry Christmas!
A little smile
A word of cheer
A bit of love from someone near,
A little gift from one held dear,
Best wishes for the coming year…
These make a Merry Christmas!
John Greenleaf Whittier
Hugs to you all,
Be sure to visit my friend, Linda’s blog @My Kind of Cooking for great tips and recipes.