Red Wine Poached Cranberries


Poached Cranberries are the most eye-catching garnish you can  put on your holiday plates or platters. They look like shiny red jewels, unless you would rather have them frosted with a light coating of granulated sugar. I like them either way. It's a simple process: just take a box of fresh cranberries and toss them into a skillet of red wine syrup made with equal parts red wine and sugar. There's no water in the recipe so they keep for weeks in a plastic container in the refrigerator. So if you make them for Thanksgiving, make enough to last until Christmas.