Bringing the Bog Home: Grower favorite cranberry recipes
“I’m sharing my mother Nina (Natalie) Atwood’s recipes. They originated initially from my grandmother, preserving them for our multi-generation grower family. My mother and I both have often typed our favorite recipes on old-school typewriters, a treasured method of documenting these holiday season star dishes.” ~ Susan Gilmore, Gilmore Cranberry Co., Carver
½ gallon cranberry juice
5-6 cups apple cider or juice
¼-⅔ cup sugar
4 cinnamon sticks
½ teaspoon nutmeg
20 whole cloves
1-2 medium oranges, sliced, for garnish
whole fresh cranberries, optional, for garnish
In a large stock pot, combine cranberry juice, apple juice or cider, sugar and cinnamon sticks.
Place remaining spices in cheesecloth or a spice ball and submerge in the juice mixture.
Heat to boiling over medium heat, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 20-30 minutes.
Transfer carefully to a heat proof bowl, pitcher or punch bowl, garnish with floating sliced oranges and whole cranberries. Scoop into mugs or glasses to serve.