Spanguolių Kisielius

This dessert is traditionally shared by family and friends on Christmas Eve dinner, or Kūčios, as it’s known in Lithuania. 

4 to 6 servings 


2 cups cranberries
5 cups water
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons potato starch
2 teaspoons water

Recipe preparation

Rinse the cranberries. Combine with 5 cups water in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cook for 7 minutes. Press through a sieve. Mix the sugar into the strained juice in a saucepan. Dissolve the potato starch in 2 teaspoons water. Stir into the juice. Bring to a boil. Cook for 3 minutes; cool. Serve in a glass serving dish to show off the bright color.