Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Cranberry Pancakes with Orange Syrup

Are you looking for something new to serve for your for your holiday breakfast?  Something keep-me-out-of-the-kitchen easy, but shower-me-with-praise tasty?  This recipe just may be it.  It is shockingly easy, particularly if you make the syrup the night before.  I based this syrup on Emeril’s version, altering it slightly to prevent it from cooking away without thickening. I made mine in the morning, squeezing enough extra oranges to have glasses of fresh juice on the table for enjoying while I cooked, but it can easily be made the night before and warmed while you are making the pancakes. Use your favorite pancake recipe (Mine is here.) and stir in about a fourth cup of cranberry relish.  This one works perfectly.  Pressed for time?  The Bisquick version works just fine, just do what I do and add about ¼ teaspoon of vanilla and a few gratings of nutmeg to the batter.  No one will know that your pancakes were out of the box.

Happy New Year!

Cranberry Pancakes with Orange Syrup

 1-1/2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Combine the juice, sugar, and orange peel in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Reduce the heat to a low boil and cook to a thick syrup, and reduced by half, about 20 minutes. Add the butter and almond extract and whisk to combine. Let cool slightly before serving with pancakes.


Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Sounds WONDERFUL!!! Thanks!!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Pattie, as always this is such a feast!

Thank you so much for your friendship and for all these delicious posts! Your recipes are at the top of my heap!

Happy New Year!



Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

They look so yummy, I think I will have some for New Year Day breakfast with bacon - yum yum.
You are such a good cook = thanks for the recipe.

~~louise~~ said...

Now that's what I call refreshing!!!

Happy New Year, Pattie!!! It's going to be a delicious one, I just KNOW it!!!

Diane Balch said...

I love your fresh take on pancakes. We can use something to brighten our blizzardy day. If you could bring this by our foodie friday party today folks will enjoy it.

Miz Helen said...

I just love the combination of your pancakes and syrup, yum! Thanks so much for bringing this awesome recipe to Full Plate Thursday today and have a great weekend!
Miz Helen

Ali @ Jamhands.net said...

This looks so good! :) Thank you so much for linking this recipe up at Recipe Sharing Monday! The new link party is up and I'd love to see you back. Have a great week. :)