Oven-Dried Cranberry and Orange-Peel Salt

This unique flavored salt is wonderful seasoning for pork or poultry (and makes a great holiday gift, too!).

1 cup fresh cranberries
2 Mandarin oranges
1 cup kosher salt

1. Preheat oven to 200°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Rinse the fruit and pat dry. Using a vegetable peeler, remove the orange peels in thin slices.

2. Arrange the cranberries and the orange peel on the baking sheet and bake for about 8 hours, or until the fruit is completely dry, but not burned. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and allow to cool.

3. Add the dried cranberry and orange peel to a food processor and pulse until the mixture until fine. Pour the mixture into a medium-sized bowl. Add the salt. Gently mix and pour the salt blend into an airtight jar. When kept sealed, the mixture will last for about 2 weeks.

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