MAKES 1 QUART
With a little prep and a lot of patience, these fermented honey cranberries become the perfect addition to a holiday-inspired meal or cocktail. Use the cranberries in your favorite stuffing or rice dish, and use the honey to flavor dressings or drizzle over roasted vegetables.
- 2 cups fresh cranberries, rinsed, well drained, and pierced with a fork
- 4 to 5 slices fresh organic ginger
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1⁄4 teaspoon whole cloves
- Zest and juice of 1 organic orange
- 2 1⁄2 cups raw honey
1. In a sterilized jar, add the cranberries, ginger, cinnamon stick, cloves, and orange zest and juice.
2. Pour the honey over the cranberries so they are completely covered. close the jar with a tight-fitting lid.
3. Let the honey cranberries sit in the jar to ferment for a month or more, but you can eat them and enjoy the honey syrup at any time. There is no need to refrigerate after opening.
TIP: To make a mocktail, pour 1 to 2 ounces of honey into sparkling water and drop in a couple fermented cranberries. For a cocktail, substitute prosecco or your favorite alcohol for the sparkling water.
Hi. You can rotate the jar if you’d like. But really the honey works it’s fermentation and preserving magic. And this creation can keep for many months or even a year or more if stored in a cool, dry place.
Do we need to stir or rotate the jar as it ferments and keeps?
How long does this delicious creation keep?