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Cranberry "Spread"

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10 to 12 servings Easy
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Ingredients (8)

  • 1 1/2 cups packed dark brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 4 (2-inch-long) strips candied orange peel, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 pounds (about 5 cups) fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 3/4 cup water

Maple syrup, red pepper flakes, and candied orange zest make this holiday classic fun again. This “spread” pairs well with our Cheddar Biscuits.

What to buy: Candied orange peel really makes this dish, so look for it in gourmet grocery stores.

Game plan: This can be stored, covered and refrigerated, up to a week. Serve at room temperature.


  1. 1Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Once mixture has come to a boil, reduce heat to low to maintain a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until thick and reduced, about 40 to 45 minutes. Set aside to cool.
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