It's hard to believe it's June already and summer is in full swing. Summer certainly isn't the season we think of when we see cranberries. However, for this months Secret Recipe Club I am sharing a recipe with you that features the beautiful berries. My assigned blogger is Claudia of From Arepas to Zwetschgen. Claudia, like me has lots of cookbooks and began her blog to journal her recipes. Funny she says her husband mentions, it's hard to like a dish featured on her blog because you never know when you might have it again. My husband says the same thing. Claudia says they don't really eat a lot of desserts but this is a favorite because it reminds her husband of Himbeertraum, Raspberry Dream.
My husband said this reminded him of a dish his mom made for Thanksgiving! I didn't add the chopped merinque. We felt it was a little more tart than we would have liked. I would suggest adding the merinque, a little more sugar or even some honey to the cranberry mixture.
Recipe Courtesy of Arepas to Zwtschgen
juice and grated zest of 1 orange
100 g sugar
300 g cranberries, fresh or frozen
250 ml heavy whipping cream
1 tbsp orange liquor (optional)
chopped meringue (optional)
Bring sugar with 150 ml water to a boil. Add orange zest and simmer for 5
minutes. Add cranberries and orange juice, simmer for 5 minutes until
all cranberries are burst open. Remove from heat, let cool. (Pass
through a sieve if you desire a smoother texture and less bitterness.)
Whip cream. Lightly fold cranberries, meringue (if using) and liquor (if
using) into cream. Or layer ingredients in a bowl and lightly mix just
I am linking this to On the Menu Monday, Tasty Tuesday, Miz Helen's Full Plate Thursday, Foodie Friday and Sweet Tooth Friday.