When most people think truffle dishes, they think pasta, risotto, rice, or polenta, maybe even fries or popcorn in the US, due to the use of truffle oil. Scratch everything you know about truffles because we are going to change the game. My first "non-traditional" truffle dish was ice cream. Then I tried a strawberry fruit reduction over a dessert, and the results were mind-blowing!
With Thanksgiving nearing, just a week away, it's time to let go of the Thanksgiving recipe ideas. Try this Truffle Cranberry Sauce, and you wont be disappointed! I would say it's "Better Than...", but I don't want that to become a cliché. Let's just say, truffles make everything better!
Truffle Cranberry Sauce
This recipe was a no-brainer when it came to a Thanksgiving or holiday must! Some people love Cranberry Sauce from a can, some love it homemade, and some don't really care for it. Well guess what? You will most certainly turn heads with this one, and you will be converting those who don't care for it or those who prefer it from a can into cranberry sauce lovers (or at least likers).
This is a super simple recipe and will not take long. Prep is nearly 0 minutes, and cook time is not long at all. It can be served warm or cold, and if reheating, place on stove on low heat to preserve the truffle flavor.
12 oz fresh cranberries
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup water
3/4 cup sugar
1 cinnamon stick
1 slice of orange peel
1 tbsp Truffletopia Black Truffle Sauce
pinch of salt
feel free to use an extra cinnamon stick and or orange feel for garnish
Combine orange juice, water, and sugar in a large pan over medium heat. Stir until sugar dissolves.
Add cranberries, cinnamon stick, orange peel, and a pinch of salt (I do 2 grinds of pink Himalayan Sea Salt). Bring to a simmer, over medium heat, and stir frequently. Cooking for 8-10 minutes or until most of the cranberries are popped.
Turn to low heat and cook for an additional 3 minutes, so it can cool down a little, and add Truffletopia Black Truffle Sauce and stir in.
Leave on low heat for an extra few minutes, stirring occasionally. Then let it cool.
You may refrigerate if you prefer it served cold. Serve at desired temperature. Enjoy!