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Chef Phil's Cranberry Surprise



Ingredients for Chef Phil's Cranberry Surprise

  • 4 c cranberries
  • 1 c water
  • 1 c sugar
  • 2 T cornstarch to thicken (optional)
  • Dash of Grand Marnier (optional)
  • Vol-au-Vent Shells (pastry shells located int he freezer section of your grocery store) prepared according to package directions
  • Whipped cream



  • Stir the cranberries, sugar, cornstarch, water and Grand Marnier in a saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until the mixture boils and thickens. Let cool. Spoon 1 heaping tablespoon of cranberry mixture onto each pastry shell. Garnish with a dollop of whipped cream. May be served hot or cold.
  • Cranberry mixture serves up to 50. Extra cranberry mixture may be refrigerated up to two weeks.


  • Recipe courtesy of: Chef Phil Marchant Abbotsford, B.C.