I made this for Thanksgiving '14 and it was good, but didn't measure up to expectations based on the rave reviews. Mine was kinda tart. I realize that is most likely a function of the ingredients, namely the cranberries I used, but nonetheless...
METHOD: I doubled the recipe and used fresh cranberries, bosc pears, gala apples and 1 small can of mandarin oranges and 1 fresh orange. The dried fruits came from the Whole Foods bulk section - a mix of blueberries, currants, raisins, cherries and a tiny smidge of sweetened cranberries. I chose not to add nuts. I did reduce it down longer than the recipe called for, as my preference was for a thicker consistency, but other than the mandarin oranges and reducing down part, kept true to the recipe.
SERVING: poured it over cream cheese (yum!) for an appetizer and served the sauce on the table for our meal.
TASTE: While it was tasty, it didn't wow me, so I'd give it a 3.5 - 4 star rating. Probably closer to a 3.5 as a stand-alone side and a 4.5 on top of cream cheese, after all, doesn't cream cheese make anything taste good? ;-) I will try this again because I have confidence it the recipe, but will monitor and adjust sugar up or down according to my taste. Still...a heck of a lot better than canned stuff!
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I made this for Thanksgiving '14 and it was good, but didn't measure up to expectations based...