Now THIS is worth writing home about. A great sauce and a definite keeper of a recipe! I love cranberries, so this was a no-brainer and in combination with the intense vanilla flavor, outstanding!
Finally a cranberry sauce people will eat! Enough of the citrus, no shallots for making compote… vanilla!
We loved this! The vanilla adds such a nice mellow flavor! Vanilla and cranberries are a perfect marriage.
Vanilla Cranberry Sauce
1 lb fresh cranberries
1 cup water
1 cup vanilla sugar
1 vanilla bean, old, dried out ones work well here
Put all ingredients in a medium saucepan & bring to a boil.
Simmer about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pull out the vanilla bean, slice open & scrape the seeds into the sauce. Add the bean back to the sauce & continue simmering & stirring occasionally until cranberries have popped.
Cool & serve or refrigerate. Remove bean just before serving.
Recipe based on one by Elmotoo
Photo by Elmotoo