New Favorite Holiday Recipe

Roasted Cranberry & Grapes perfect side dish at a turkey dinner.

recipebox-jpgThanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It was the first I took over from my mother decades ago. I love to prepare and eat the food, and friends always ask, “What can I bring?” I usually reply, “an appetizer, a side dish or a dessert.” My husband likes to make a mountain of mashed potatoes, and I select different versions of other classic dishes every year — soup, turkey (including stuffing and gravy) and cranberries.

I make two cranberry dishes every year — one the simple recipe from the back of the Ocean Spray package and one other. Below  is this year’s cranberry “other,” an unusual and tasty side dish:

Roasted Cranberries & Grapes

1 12-oz. bag or fresh cranberries
12 oz. black seedless grapes ( I used Moon Drops, which resemble plum tomatoes in size and shape)
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
2 fresh rosemary sprigs

Combine all ingredients on a jelly roll pan. Toss to coat cranberries and grapes, and press the rosemary springs into the fruit mixture. Broil 6 minutes until fruit browns slightly and softens.

Mo9on Drop grapes.
Moon Drop grapes.
Roasted cranberry dish ready for the broiler.
Roasted cranberry dish ready for the broiler.

And guess who neglected to take a picture when the dish came out of the broiler?. Sorry.