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Cranachan Traditional Scottish Treat

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Cranachan is a traditional Scottish recipe of fresh raspberries, whipped cream, oatmeal, and whisky.
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Cranachan - a traditional Scottish recipe of fresh raspberries, whipped cream, oatmeal, and Scotch whisky. https://www.lanascooking.com/cranachan-outlander/

Cranachan – a traditional Scottish recipe of fresh raspberries, whipped cream, oatmeal, and Scotch whisky.

Cranachan - a traditional Scottish recipe of fresh raspberries, whipped cream, oatmeal, and Scotch whisky. https://www.lanascooking.com/cranachan-outlander/

You might think it strange, but I try to limit my interests. Seriously. Why? Well, I have a bit of an obsessive personality. If I become really interested in something, I’m not just curious. I’m obsessed. Completely.

Take Outlander for instance. When the series started showing on Starz, I had never read the books but I thought the previews looked interesting and decided to watch the first show. Within 10 minutes I was hooked. Obsessed. Captivated to the point that I arranged my week so that nothing could possibly interfere with my watching the next episode at 9:00 on Saturday evenings.

Since the series began, I’ve read all eight books six times each plus all the Lord John series and all the related short stories. I read and study Scottish culture, history, and lore. I’ve purchased Scottish cookbooks. And I was not satisfied until I actually went to Scotland and walked Drumossie Moor where the Battle of Culloden took place. It is a part of my heritage after all. Both mine and BeeBop’s.

Outlander author Diana Gabaldon is a master storyteller and Ron D. Moore has done a masterful job of translating her books to the screen. The locations are breathtaking and the casting couldn’t be more right. Also, the costuming! Oh, my goodness…those guys in kilts get me every time and the ladies’ dresses make me want to travel through the stones to get there myself.

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To say that I’m excited about the upcoming return of Outlander for the fifth season would be a bit of an understatement. I feel like a child waiting for Christmas Eve. Oh, the anticipation!

So to celebrate a little bit, I thought I’d share with you a traditional Scottish recipe, Cranachan. It’s very simple to make and quite delicious, especially with the tot of good Scottish whisky included. I’ve also shared links to several more traditional Scottish recipes at the end of the post. Hope you enjoy!

How to Make Cranachan

Toasted oatmeal in a baking pan.

Spread the oatmeal in a single layer on a baking sheet and toast under the broiler just until it begins to turn a golden brown color. Remove from the oven and let cool.

Sprinkle the raspberries with the sugar and let sit for 10-15 minutes.

Whipped cream and a whisk in a mixing bowl.

Whip the heavy cream to soft peaks. Stir in the honey and whisky. Stir in the cooled oatmeal.

Using individual serving dishes or one large bowl, alternate layers of the cream and sweetened raspberries. Drizzle with additional honey and whisky if desired.

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Cranachan

Cranachan is a traditional Scottish recipe of fresh raspberries, whipped cream, oatmeal, and whisky.
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: Scottish
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 427kcal
Author: Lana Stuart

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons rolled oats
  • 12 ounces fresh raspberries
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons Scotch whisky

Instructions

  • Spread the oatmeal in a single layer on a baking sheet and toast under the broiler just until it begins to turn a golden brown color. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  • Sprinkle the raspberries with the sugar and let sit for 10-15 minutes.
  • Whip the heavy cream to soft peaks. Stir in the honey and whisky. Stir in the cooled oatmeal.
  • Alternate layers of the cream and sweetened raspberries. Drizzle with additional honey and whisky if desired.

Notes

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1 | Calories: 427kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 212mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 1340IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is calculated by software based on the ingredients in each recipe. It is an estimate only and is provided for informational purposes. You should consult your health care provider or a registered dietitian if precise nutrition calculations are needed for health reasons.

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  1. Iv’e never seen Outlander! It sounds like im missing out! And I totally want this as my next dessert!

  2. Wow – you ARE obsessed!! ;) In a good way, though – at least you are educating yourself! I have read Diana Gabaldon when the books first came out and I was *hooked*. I couldn’t put them down! Now, I didn’t even know there were 8 now – woah! I think I read four… These cranachan look so delicious!! With whiskey… love it :)

  3. I just started reading the series. I read the first book. I have a friend
    who is also over the moon with the new start of the series. This drink makes me over the moon. I had to pin it. I just started putting some oatmeal in my fruit smoothies.

  4. I’ve been meaning to catch Outlander! I heard it was amazing! May have to make this Cranachan and catch up!

  5. That’s a wonderful endorsement of the books and series, definitely checking it out. Love the Cranachan!

  6. Okay, I need to get my hands on these books (and watch the series!) This dessert sounds wonderful…love the hit of whiskey.

    1. Dara, I had no idea until the series started showing what a huge legion of devoted fans there are with these books! Now I understand why.

  7. You and me both, friend. I can’t get too invested in anything or else I can’t stop (see House of Cards for the best example. Binged that whole dang thing in three days). Regardless, I definitely need to try this cranachan! It looks amazing.

  8. I LOVE the Outlander series! I read all of them in just over a month. I’ve yet to see the television show because I’m afraid of becoming obsessed too! I would love to visit Scotland. Until then, this cranachan will have to do.

    1. Outlander has become a bit of an obsession for me, Kristen! I need to step away before I start speaking with a Scots accent :-)

  9. I’ve never heard of Cranachan – but clearly I’ve been missing out! This looks delicious!

  10. What a delightful, simple dessert! My parents lived in Scotland for a year, and we spent a week with them. You’ve made me want to get back—that was over 20 years ago!

  11. I don’t have stars, but now you reminded me of Outlander, and I have to see it! While I eat one of these amazing Cranachans of course. YUM!

  12. We have similar personalities! I too just completed all eight books in the Outlander series and can hardly wait for the rest of season 1 on Starzz!
    In addition, we’re going to Scotland in August!!!
    I hope you can get there soon
    Thank you for the recipe, we will be enjoying it while watching the show

    1. I do envy you your trip to Scotland this August, Patti! It’s our destination for our next big vacation, hopefully next year. Hope you enjoy the Cranachan!