Transform Your Holiday Table with Ocean Spray and a Little Disney Magic

Ocean Spray taps into Walt Disney World® Resort chefs to create whimsical cranberry dishes

Enjoy the flavors of the holiday season with Apple-Craisins(R) Chutney: made with dried cranberries, apples and cinnamon. Find more tasty cranberry tips and recipes online at, Facebook or on Pinterest (Photo: Business Wire)

LAKEVILLE-MIDDLEBORO, Mass.--()--Cranberries have been a staple on holiday tables for more than 300 years. And with its exceptional taste and versatility, the cranberry offers endless entertaining possibilities. This winter, with a little help from Walt Disney World® Resort chefs, Ocean Spray would like to share a few “holiday worthy” dishes with special Disney flare!

Use the cranberry – juice, sauce or dried – to infuse a symphony of joyful flavors and vibrant colors to brighten any holiday meal. Marinated Gold Beets with Kumquat Jalapeño Marmalade and Apple-Craisins® Chutney showcase Ocean Spray® Craisins® Dried Cranberries at their best – as delicious, tangy toppers! While Cheese Stuffed Mini Craisins® Brioches transform ordinary holiday appetizers into artisanal ones.

Looking for a decadent dessert? Traditional meets modern with these interpretations of holiday trifles and soufflés, Pumpkin Mousse Trifle with Cranberries and Apricot-Orange Sauce and Chocolate Spice Soufflé with Cranberry Sabayon.

“Cranberries are exceptional any time of year and pair well with just about everything,” said Larry Martin, vice president of global marketing at Ocean Spray. “By collaborating with Walt Disney World® Resort and their talented chefs, we’re able to showcase a variety of festive dishes throughout the Disney property to show people how they can use the cranberry to add a dash of color, zing or pop to any holiday meal.”

Home cooks looking for tips on how to prepare trifles like the one above, can learn more here, compliments of Ocean Spray. Or, find more tasty cranberry tips and recipes online at, Facebook or on Pinterest.

If you missed the magic of Ocean Spray’s cranberry bog exhibit at the Epcot® International Food and Wine Festival at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., visit Ocean Spray’s YouTube channel to see fifth-generation Ocean Spray grower-owner, Peter Beaton, share the secrets of the cranberry harvest.

For more information about the exceptional cranberry, visit

Cranberry Marinated Gold Beets with Kumquat Jalapeño Marmalade

1 cup cranberries, chopped
1 large gold beet, peeled
Favorite crackers

Kumquat Jalapeño Marmalade
1 cups kumquats, stemmed, quartered, seeded
1 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
1 small shallots, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
1 medium Granny Smith apple, peeled, seeded, chopped
1 tablespoon minced seeded jalapeño chiles, divided
1/4 cup dried apricots, chopped
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

On a sturdy surface place the peeled beet. With a cylindrical cutter, center the cutter on the beet and apply pressure until the cutter reaches the table top surface. Remove cylindrical cut beet from the cutter and submerge in chopped cranberries. Marinate the beet overnight, allowing the cranberries to paint the beets surface. Remove from the cranberries and rinse before slicing in ¼ inch discs. Just before serving add a ½ teaspoon of the marmalade. Serve on your favorite crackers.

Artisan Cheese Stuffed Mini Craisins® Brioche

2 (8-ounce) round packages Brie cheese, slightly softened, each cut into 8 pie wedges; set aside

2 eggs, slightly beaten
½ cup milk, heated to about 120 F.
½ cup unsalted butter, melted
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
3 cups high gluten flour (bread flour)
5 teaspoons dry active yeast
1 cup Ocean Spray Craisins

Apple Chutney
1 cup peeled, cored, chopped tart apple (1 large)
¼ cup chopped onion
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 ½ teaspoons fresh minced ginger root
1 ½ teaspoons freshly grated orange zest
¼ teaspoon ground allspice

In large mixing bowl, using dough hook, place eggs, milk, butter, sugar, and salt; mix well.

In separate large bowl stir together flour and yeast. Add flour mixture to egg mixture and mix on low speed until well mixed (1 minute). Scrape bowl, turn to medium high speed and continue mixing, scraping bowl occasionally, until dough is slightly shiny and slightly sticky (about 5 minutes).

Add Craisins; mix on low speed just until Craisins are mixed into dough (1 minute).

Place dough in buttered large bowl; cover with plastic wrap. Let rise until dough is double in size (about 1 ½ to 2 hours).

Punch down dough and divide into 16 pieces. Roll each piece into a ball. (If desired, pull off about 1/3 of each ball and form into a smaller ball, then pinch onto top of each larger ball.)

Place each ball into greased muffin tin or brioche pan.

Cover with plastic wrap and let rise until nearly double in size (about 45 to 60 minutes).

Meanwhile, heat oven to 400 F. Place a cookie sheet in oven to heat while oven is on.

Once brioche balls have risen, place muffin tins or brioche pans on top of hot cookie sheet. Bake for 13 to 17 minutes or until tops are golden brown. Remove from oven; remove brioche from tins or pans; let cool.

Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, place all chutney ingredients. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a boil (2 to 3 minutes).

Cover; continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until apples have softened (18 to 20 minutes). Remove cover; continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until excess moisture has evaporated. Cool.

Serve by cutting into each brioche ¾ way through. Place a 1-ounce wedge of Brie in each Brioche and about 1 tablespoon chutney.

Refrigerate leftovers.

Makes 16 servings.

Chocolate Spice Soufflé with Cranberry Sabayon
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Bakery

Cranberry Sabayon
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
3/4 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons honey
6 egg yolks
1 cup Champagne
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons Grand Marnier

2 tablespoons butter, softened, plus additional for soufflé dish
1/2 cup granulated sugar, plus additional for soufflé dish
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
3/4 teaspoon ground allspice
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup milk
5 large eggs, separated
4 ounces bittersweet or semisweet (not unsweetened) chocolate, melted and cooled

Stir together cranberries, orange juice and honey in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and then simmer until berries burst, about 5 minutes. Purée in a blender or food processor until smooth. Cool to room temperature. Fill a medium saucepan halfway with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to a simmer. Combine cranberry purée, egg yolks, Champagne, sugar and Grand Marnier in a large heatproof bowl; set bowl over simmering water, making sure bottom of bowl does not touch water. Vigorously whisk for about 5 minutes until foamy, pale yellow, and warm. Place in a larger bowl filled with ice water for about 5 minutes or until cooled. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

About Ocean Spray

Ocean Spray is an agricultural cooperative owned by more than 700 cranberry growers in Massachusetts, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and other parts of Canada as well as 35 Florida grapefruit growers. Ocean Spray was formed over 80 years ago by three cranberry growers from Massachusetts and New Jersey. Florida grapefruit growers joined the Cooperative in 1976. Ocean Spray is North America's leading producer of bottled juices and juice drinks, and has been the best-selling brand name in the bottled juice category since 1981. Ocean Spray posted fiscal 2011 gross sales of $2.1 billion and net proceeds of $321 million.

About Walt Disney World Resort

Walt Disney World Resort is a contiguous, nearly 40-square-mile, world-class entertainment and recreation destination featuring four theme parks (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom); two water adventure parks (Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon); 35 resort hotels (25 owned and operated by Walt Disney World, includes seven Disney Vacation Club resort properties); 81 holes of golf on five courses; two full-service spas; Disney’s Wedding Pavilion; ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex; and Downtown Disney, an entertainment-shopping-dining complex. Walt Disney World Resort is also included in vacation packages of Disney Cruise Line. Located at Lake Buena Vista, Fla., 20 miles southwest of Orlando, Walt Disney World Resort opened Oct. 1, 1971. Open daily, year-round.


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Release Summary

This holiday season, with a little help from Walt Disney World® Resort chefs, Ocean Spray is sharing a few “holiday worthy” dishes with special Disney flare!


Ocean Spray
Sharon Newcomb, 508-946-7185
Weber Shandwick for Ocean Spray
Merritt Ward, 617-520-7068