Cranberry Orange Vinegar Recipe and Orange Cranberry Vinaigrette Recipe

I enjoy making an assortment of vinegars but this is a favorite. The longer the cranberries and oranges sit in the vinegar, the more intensely flavored it becomes.— Kathy Rairigh, Milford, Indiana
 
 

Yield: 6 cups or 96 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups white wine vinegar
  • 1 package (12 oz.) fresh or frozen cranberries, chopped
  • 3 medium oranges, sectioned and chopped

Directions:

  1. In a large saucepan, heat vinegar to just below the boiling point. In a large bowl, lightly mash the cranberries and oranges; add heated vinegar. Cover and let stand in a cool dark place for 10 days.
  2. Strain mixture through a cheesecloth and discard pulp. Pour into sterilized jars or decorative bottles. Seal tightly. Store in a cool dark place.

Nutritional Facts
1 tablespoon equals 9 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, trace sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.

Originally published as Cranberry Orange Vinegar in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2010, p129

Orange Cranberry Vinaigrette

Cranberry Orange Vinegar and Orange Cranberry Vinaigrette
Photo by Taste of Home©

Yield: 1-1/4 cups or 10 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Cranberry Orange Vinegar or raspberry vinegar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds

Directions
In a blender, combine the first six ingredients. Cover and process for 1 minute. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream. Stir in poppy seeds. Store in the refrigerator.

 

Nutritional Facts
2 tablespoons equals 120 calories, 11 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 119 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.

 
Originally published as Cranberry Orange Vinaigrette in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2010, p129

Pumpkin-Cream Cheese Truffles – Whole Foods® Market

The following recipe is featured on the Whole Foods®Market website.

Pumpkin-Cream Cheese Truffles
Photo by Whole Foods®Market website

Yield: 30 Truffles

These truffles pair pumpkin with gingersnap and graham cracker crumbs. For the best results, chill truffles until you’re ready to serve them.

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups white chocolate chunks
  • 1/3 cup gingersnap cookie crumbs, plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs, plus more for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of fine sea salt
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened

 

Directions:

  1. Melt 1/2 cup of the chocolate in a double boiler over medium-low heat or in the microwave for about 1 minute. Stir often to keep the chocolate from burning. Transfer to a large bowl. Add gingersnap crumbs, pumpkin, graham cracker crumbs, sugar, zest, cinnamon, salt and cream cheese and beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Transfer to a shallow bowl, cover and chill until just solid enough to roll into balls, about 2 hours.
  2. Line a large sheet tray with parchment paper. Melt remaining 2 cups chocolate and transfer to a small, deep bowl. Roll 1 heaping teaspoon of the pumpkin mixture into a ball in your hands, then drop into the chocolate. Working quickly, gently spoon chocolate over to coat. Using a small spoon or fork, lift the truffle out of the chocolate, shake off excess and transfer to prepared sheet tray. Dollop a bit of extra chocolate on any parts that remain exposed, then sprinkle a few gingersnap or graham cracker crumbs over the top, if you like. Repeat process with remaining pumpkin mixture and chocolate, then chill truffles until chocolate is completely set, about 1 hour.

Nutritional Info:
Per Serving:Serving size: 3 truffles, 290 calories (150 from fat), 16g total fat, 10g saturated fat, 15mg cholesterol, 130mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (0g dietary fiber, 28g sugar), 3g protein