Cranberry Catsup, Anyone?

Last year I sent out a recipe that is a Thanksgiving favorite (Butternut Squash Strudel); this year I’ll do the same. It’s called Cranberry Catsup, and I got it from a friend many years ago. I have no idea where she got it, but it changed my experience of cranberries completely; I never did like the maroon blob that comes out of a can. Fresh cranberries, cider vinegar, and a few spices make all the difference:

Cranberry Catsup
1 12oz package cranberries
1 C. water
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 C. honey
1 C cider vinegar
2 t cinnamon
2 t. celery seeds
2 t. salt
1 t. allspice
1/2 t. cloves
1/2 t. pepper

Cook water, onions, cranberries ‘til boiling; process 1/2 mixture (in blender).
Stir in remaining ingredients; cook until thick, ~ 1/2 hour

This is one of my contributions to Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners at friends’ houses; I hope you like it as much as we all do.

And enjoy this music video (Dream) by the Cranberries, while you are at it:

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