I am going to divide the prep time in 2 days: what you can do on D-1 day and what you can do on D day. Of course you can do everything on D day but do not forget that on that day you have to finish to cook, dress yourself and be with your family/friends. So organize yourself to get some free time and you have to start cooking pn D-1 day.
What you can cook on D-1 day :
For 8 peoples
The cranberries relish :
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cinnamon stick
1 pinch salt
3/4 cup eau
1/2 tsp chinese spices
1 small star anise
Pour all the ingredients in a sauce pan, except the apple, and boil under medium heat uncover during 6'.
During that time, peel and dice the apple. Add it to the cranberries relish and cook for 4' more.
- The relish is really acid and bitter. So feel free to add more sugar as desire but let me tell you "the sauce works very well like that when eaten with the all meal".
- For the spices, you can change the spices as you like .