While wife Jan usually makes the cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving, this year she was really busy with work. She and daughter Eilene went for a walking tour of the Devon coast and came back with a love for the taste of elderflower. I decided to adapt her recipe from last year to include her new favorite liqueur.
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While I have many recipes that I tinker with, wife Jan has her own dishes with which to play. She really likes cranberry sauce, but she is still looking for the perfect recipe—sauce 1, sauce 2, sauce 3. She felt that sometimes adding ground spices left some of her sauces “gritty.” This Thanksgiving she decided to use a cocktail of spice/fruit flavored liqueurs.
Adapted from a Washington’s Green Grocer recipe
What is a Thanksgiving turkey without the sauce? Jan read recently that while many of the ingredients of an American Thanksgiving feast had a New World origin, the culinary aesthetic was definitely Old World. The serving a tart fruit sauce with greasy roasted meats comes straight from the (European) Middle Ages.