We are having a bit of avatar fun over at Twitter this year, my baking/cooking pals and I, just to shake things up a bit and confuse everyone each month as to who is who and all. Nancy came up with the great idea of each of us picking a different chef for each month, all of us making anything we each selected to make from that chef's recipes, taking a photo of our efforts, and using that photo as our avatar for that month.
December's avatar chef is Jamie Oliver, chosen by group vote. I googled "JO Christmas recipes" and came up with a nice selection to choose from as I knew I wanted something festive and holiday-ish for this month's avatar, so the recipe I chose was Apple Cranberry Sauce as I thought the bright red color would definitely say "Christmas Holiday."
I have made a few of JO's recipes in the past, always with a great deal of success, and this recipe would definitely be counted as a success as well. Sometimes there is a fine line for me between sweet and too sweet with cranberry relish recipes. This one was perfect, not too sweet, just perfectly sweet enough to allow the tartness of the cranberries to shine through. Definitely repeat-worthy. Here's a connect to the recipe if you'd like to try it in your kitchen, it would be very pretty on a Christmas menu. Click here.