So I bet you're wondering what in the world are high bush cranberries? Well, instead of me trying to explain them, here's a short explanation about them. Last year we saw someone stop by and cut some off of our bushes so that's when we decided to figure out what we had that they wanted. Hmmm, so those red berries are edible and are used for jelly, juice and sauce.
I check out some recipes and knew I didn't want anything to do with making juice or jelly, but the sauce sounded easy enough. Jim was all for it and he went out yesterday and picked 4 cups for the sauce.
See, they do look like cranberries, just a little smaller and redder. I followed this simple recipe.
Simmered, smashed, strained, added the sweetness and cooled. I tasted it after it cooled and it tastes like a combination of cranberries, cherries and rhubarb. Quite tasty.
Then I found out that this sauce goes well with moose meat. Okay, I'm plum out of moose and don't have any beef either. I think it would taste great on ice cream, which I also don't have. I guess I should've done a little more reading first, but now I know all about high bush cranberries or saskatoons. Guess what's on my grocery list? No not moose meat!