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Christmas Cranberries

 Christmas Cranberries
Bourbon adds bite to this holiday standby, packed in a small heavy-duty glass storage container with a tight-fitting lid. Wrap in a vintage tea towel or cloth napkin, cinch with ribbon and adorn with small ornaments. —Becky Jo Smith, Kettle Falls, Washington
32 ServingsPrep: 35 min. Process: 15 min.


  • 2 packages (12 ounces each) fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 3 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel


  • In a large saucepan, combine cranberries, sugar, orange juice and
  • bourbon. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 18-22
  • minutes or until berries pop and mixture has thickened.
  • Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla and orange peel. Ladle hot mixture
  • into four hot half-pint jars, leaving 1/4-in. headspace. Remove air
  • bubbles and adjust headspace, if necessary, by adding hot mixture.
  • Wipe rims. Center lids on jars; screw on bands until fingertip
  • tight.
  • Place jars into canner with simmering water, ensuring that they are
  • completely covered with water. Bring to a boil; process for 15
  • minutes. Remove jars and cool.
  • Yield: 4 half-pints.
Nutritional Facts: 2 tablespoons equals 54 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, trace sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, trace protein.