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Showing posts with label Cranberries. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cranberries. Show all posts

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Cranberry Apple Crumble Tart

Cranberry Apple Crumble Tart is quick and easy to put together.  Then pop it in the oven for a wonderful dessert that is sweet and slightly tart in each bite.

A delicious dessert that is sweet and tart in each bit, made with cranberries, apples and Kraft caramel bits.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Chocolate Cranberry Meringue Dessert - #CIC

December 20th already... Are you ready for Christmas?  Have you thought what you will be serving for  dessert or maybe a Christmas coffee?  This recipe would work perfect for either.  It is light and just the perfect amount of sweetness to work after a big dinner or have with your coffee or tea.

This month we picked Cranberries and Cocoa for our Crazy Ingredient Challenge and I thought a dessert would be perfect to make for this month's challenge.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Apple and Cranberry Pork Tenderloin

Happy Boxing Day
Boxing Day is celebrated on December 26th in Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Malta, Hong Kong to name a few of the countries.  It was the day after Christmas when the servants and tradesman would get their gift, known as Christmas Boxes from their bosses or employees.  It is a bank day in Canada and an observed holiday.  It is also considered a great shopping day, like Black Friday where stores put sales~ a great day to get some wonderful Christmas sales.  It is also a day to return the gifts that you don't like or want ~ hence the name Boxing Day... possibly not really the reason for the day but it is something that I like to people when they ask me what Boxing Day is about.

So, if you are from a country that observes Boxing Day, I hope that you have a wonderful day of shopping, returning gifts, packing up your Christmas decorations, eating leftover Turkey or possibly making something new like this recipe ~ Apple and Cranberry Pork Tenderloin.

This recipe came about when I wanted to make some tenderloin, and had extra cranberries to use up.  I did a search for cranberry pork tenderloin and found this recipe called Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Apples and Cranberries.  As I was reading the recipe, I remember that I had my gingerbread spice from the recipe that I made for a Crazy Ingredient Challenge ~ Seared Gingerbread Tenderloin and this recipe happened.  I have to apologize for pictures as they aren't very good... but we were hungry and this recipe was fantastic and we ate every morsel up.  It was a recipe that we both agreed we would eat again if I made it.  A sweet and tangy dish where the meat is tender and juicy.

Apple and Cranberry Pork Tenderloin


Ingredients:
1.5 lb pork tenderloin
1 apple sliced thinly (I used a gala apple as that is all I had)
1/2 -3/4 cup fresh cranberries
1 tbsp sugar (Zulka Morena Pure Cane Sugar)
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar

Directions:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
In small roasting pan, spray with non-stick spray.
Arrange tenderloin in pan.
Slice apples and arrange around tenderloin, sprinkle cranberries over apples.
Pour apple cider vinegar over tenderloin and fruit.
Sprinkle salt, sugar and gingerbread spice over tenderloin.
Cook for 30 -40 minutes, basting about half way until thermometer reaches 155-165 degree F (per your preference).
Let sit for 5- 10 minutes before cutting and serving.

Enjoy

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Friday, December 13, 2013

Apple Cranberry Croissants and a Sugar Review

Have you heard of Zulka Morena Pure Cane Sugar?  It is a sugar that is minimally processed which you can tell as soon as you open the bag.  The sugar has a slight tan colour instead of white.  I also like that it doesn't taste as sweet as regular white sugar does and can still use less of it and my baking or cooking tastes wonderful.  Zulka Morena Pure Cane Sugar can be used cup for cup of regular sugar. Zulka Sugar is coarser so when I use egg white and sprinkle the sugar over my baking for example sweet bread, the sugar doesn't dissolve and you can still see some of the crystals after baking.

I have been using this sugar for a while and contacted the company to let them know that I loved their sugar. They replied back to me and asked if I would like some for my holiday baking... Of course I said yes, who doesn't like free things.  I offered to do a review for them as I am that kind of gal.  When I find a product that I like, I want to let you all know about it.  The free stuff is just a great perk.

I am also looking forward to some of their new products ~ brown sugar and powdered sugar.  They also have a Picante sugar that peaks my interest.

Now onto the recipe that uses this wonderful sugar....

Apple Cranberry Croissants


Ingredients:
2 cans Pilsbury Crescent ( I used the butter flake)
2 apples
Cranberries (1 per roll)
1/2 cup Zulka Morena Pure Cane Sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg*
1 egg white

1/4 cup butter
2 tsp heavy cream
1/8 cup Zulka Morena Pure Cane Sugar

Directions:
In small bowl mix sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.  Set aside.
Roll out crescents, If they don't roll out flat, use a rolling pin and roll them out flat.
Slice apples into 32 pieces, 1/2 apple will make 4 crescents.
Slice cranberries in half
Sprinkle sugar mixture over each crescent.
Place 2 half cranberries between 2 slices of apple at the large edge of the crescent.
Roll fruit into the crescents from the wide end to the narrow.
Whisk egg yolk and brush to the top of each crescent roll.
Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes or until croissants are brown.
For Glaze:  In a small pan add butter, heavy cream, 1/8 sugar mixture and 1/8 cup Zulka Sugar.
Over medium heat, bring to boil stirring to dissolve the sugar.
Remove from heat and drizzle over each croissant.

Notes: 
* I would add a little more nutmeg next time as I couldn't really taste it and I love nutmeg.
Next time I make these I am going to add a little more apple and cranberries.  
You will have extra Cinnamon Sugar Mixture ~ save the leftovers and make cinnamon toast.
I did have extra glaze.. I let it sit until hardened and it tasted wonderful on a spoon.

I took this recipe to our Christmas Party at work and it got great reviews.  It is easy to make and great tasting. 

An added bonus if you already use Zulka Sugar or plan to buy it soon ~ 
 Zulka is hosting a Holiday Bake-Off Facebook contest for a chance to win $500 to Sur La Table!  Entering is easy:

1.           Create a recipe using Zulka Pure Cane Sugar
2.           Upload the recipe with an image of your creation to Zulka’s “Bake-Off” Facebook tab by December 22 for a chance to win a $500 gift card to Sur La Table!
Good Luck and let me know if your recipe wins. 


 Other recipes I have made with Zulka Sugar:  Homemade Cranberry Sauce,  Baked Beans ,  Pumpkin Spice Syrup and Seared Gingerbread Tenderloin with Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms.  As you can see with these examples this sugar can be used in any type of cooking.


Disclaimer:  I did receive this product and was in no way under any obligation to do a review.  All opinions are 100% mine.

LINKS: Create it or Bake it, In and Out of the Kitchen , Blogger's Best of 2013
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Friday, December 6, 2013

Homemade Cranberry Sauce ~ Simple, Easy and yummy tasting.

You can't have turkey without Cranberry Sauce or at least I don't think you can.  I try to make my own and every year I do something a little different.  This year I decided to follow the recipe on the bag with a slight change or improvement I think.  This recipe is so simple and easy to make... and yummy in taste.