RUN - right now, run to the grocery store. Thanksgiving has passed - bags of fresh whole cranberries are on sale! Buy 20! Oh you think i am kidding but nooooo, these tart little nutrition loaded beauties should be scooped up, ziplock bagged and shoved in your freezer because once you try the recipe below you will want um year round...

Cranberry Crush 

  • 1 bag (12 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/3 c molasses
  • 1 tbs ginger fresh grated or Melissa's brand crystallized ginger or 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cardamon and cinnamon
  • 1 cut up firm pear
  • 2 tbs water
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar or red-wine vinegar

Cook it up

In a saucepan, bring cranberries, molasses, ginger, and 2 tablespoons water to a boil.
Reduce heat- gentle simmer until most of the cranberries have popped, 10 to 15 minutes.

Stir in vinegar.
Serve hot or cold depending on the season - great year round