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Friday, February 15, 2013

Cranberry Apple Glaze for pork or poultry

Yield: 2+ cups glaze

This cranberry apple glaze is perfect for grilling, roasting, or broiling your pork and chicken cuts. With a touch of cayenne  the sweet cranberry glaze offers a balanced blend of sweet and spicy you will love.



I made this dinner for my family for Valentines Day. I cut heart shapes from sliced jellied cranberry sauce to decorate the plates with love! These pork chops are broiled with the cranberry apple glaze below. Also pictured is Red Rice and Beans with steamed broccoli.

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Cranberry Apple Glaze
Ingredients:
  • 1 - 14 oz. can of jellied cranberry sauce
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar packed
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (more if you like heat)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper (I use cracked pepper)




Directions:

In a medium sauce pan, combine all ingredients and whisk until smooth. 
Heat on medium heat until mixture begins to bubble.
Stir constantly so it does not burn and cook for about 5-10 minutes.
The glaze will thicken a bit. If you think it is too thick for your purpose, simple add more apple juice a little at a time until it reaches the consistency you desire.

Brush glaze on meats as they cook. I repeat the brushing 3-5 times through out the cooking process to get a nice thick glaze.



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