I am not use to cooking with juniper berries. Though I am sure use to drinking them in my day. I use to love to have a gin and tonic when I was out with friends. It was one of my favorite drinks. Gin, if you don't know, is made from juniper berries. Juniper comes from a type of pine tree called, Juniperus communis. All juniper bushes grow juniper berries, however most are too bitter to eat.
I saw a recipe similar to this on Food 52, which is quite a stellar site. Lots of great recipes from various sources. I had a bit more cranberries than it called for and I had some Lingonberry Preserves that was not getting eaten.
Cranberry Port Gelee
The jumping point for this recipe.
1 cup port
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 jar of Lingonberry Preserves
6 cups cranberries (fresh)
1 tablespoon juniper berries
1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
Mix all except sugar together in a saucepan. Cook until heated through. Add sugar and cook until berries are popping. Mash with a potato masher and strain pushing some of solids through. Pour and refrigerate.