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Slow-Cooker Blackberry Cordial

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READY IN:
4hrs 10mins
YIELD:
6 cups
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, crush berries and sugar with potato masher.
  2. Add to slow cooker and stir in 1 qt water, peppercorns, bay leaves, and lemon zest.
  3. Cover and cook over low heat for 2-1/2 hours. Stir, increase heat to high, and cook 1-1/2 hours
  4. Strain through fine mesh sieve without pressing on berries. Stir maple syrup into blackberry juice and let cool.
  5. Stir in brandy, if using. Refrigerate up to 1 month.
  6. With brandy use as a cocktail with seltzer over ice, or as a sauce for pork or chicken.
  7. Without brandy, whisk with olive oil for a vinaigrette, or simmer until thick and pour over pancakes, waffles, or ice cream.

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