+

Cranberry-Apple Shrub

Ingredients (4)

  • 3 medium apples, quartered (no need to peel or core them)
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
Try Amazon Fresh
Nutritional Information
  • Calories165
  • Fat0.27g
  • Saturated fat0.04g
  • Trans fat0g
  • Carbs40.54g
  • Fiber4.54g
  • Sugar33.12g
  • Protein0.48g
  • Cholesterol0g
  • Sodium9.98mg
  • Nutritional Analysis per serving (4 servings) Powered by

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.

Cranberry-Apple Shrub

Shrubs, a.k.a. drinking vinegars, were popular in Colonial America. At their most basic, shrubs are infusions of fruit in vinegar, sweetened to soften the tart edges. This one combines two quintessentially autumnal fruits—apples and cranberries—in a shrub that can be used as the base for various celebratory drinks.

Game plan: Use this to make a refreshing, nonalcoholic Cranberry Shrub Spritz. For something stiffer, try a Rum-Cranberry Shrub Cocktail.

Instructions

  1. 1Use a box grater to shred the apples coarsely.
  2. 2Add the cranberries, vinegar, and sugar to a blender. Blend until you have a chunky purée. Combine this purée with the grated apples in a nonmetallic 1-quart container. Cover and let it sit out on the kitchen counter for 2 days.
  3. 3Place a fine-mesh strainer over a bowl. Dump the apple-cranberry mixture into the strainer. Use the back of a large spoon or a spatula to squeeze as much of the liquid from the fruit as possible. Discard the fruit.
  4. 4Transfer the shrub to a glass container or bottle, cover tightly, and store, refrigerated, for up to 1 year.
Load Comments

Recommended from Chowhound

The Best New Cookbooks for Spring 2020
Food News

The Best New Cookbooks for Spring 2020

by Amy Schulman | Springtime means warmer, sunnier days, an influx of new seasonal ingredients, as well as plenty of...

These Are the Most Popular Recipes on Pinterest Right Now
Food News

These Are the Most Popular Recipes on Pinterest Right Now

by Amy Schulman | As we continue to spend more time at home, we may find ourselves reaching toward the kitchen, spending...

11 Cocktail Ingredients You Have Hiding in Your Kitchen
Recipe Round-Ups

11 Cocktail Ingredients You Have Hiding in Your Kitchen

by Pamela Vachon | Making a cocktail doesn't have to involve esoteric mixers and nine different kinds of alcohol, as...