Usually when I think about cranberries the first thing that comes to mind is a homemade cranberry sauce but fresh cranberries are also divine, especially in this cranberry relish! This relish could not be easier to make! You simple pulse fresh cranberries in a food processor into little bits followed by doing the same with a crisp apple and an orange before mixing it all with some sugar! This relish is a perfect alternative for cranberry sauce for your holiday meal, or better yet, in addition to cranberry sauce! I like to eat cranberry relish by the spoonful either as a side for a meal, or as a snack all by itself, or on top of a cream cheese, in sandwiches, etc.
This fresh cranberry relish is perfect for Thanksgiving dinner!
Fresh cranberries, apples and oranges in a relish that is a beautiful combination of sweet and tart, and so easy to make!
- 1 (12 ounce) bag fresh cranberries
- 1 apple, unpeeled, cored, and quartered
- 1 orange, unpeeled, seeds removed, and quartered
- 1/4 cup sugar
- Pulse the cranberries in a food processor until coarsely chopped, before transferring to a large bowl.
- Pulse the apple in a food processor until coarsely chopped, before transferring it to the bowl with the cranberries.
- Pulse the orange in a food processor until coarsely chopped, before transferring it to the bowl with the cranberries.
- Add the sugar and mix!
Option: Adjust the amount of sugar that you use to get the relish to the level of sweetness vs tartness that you prefer! The sweetness of the apple will affect the overall sweetness of the relish as well.
Option: Replace the sugar with maple syrup!
Option: Let the mixture sit for an hour or so to let the flavours mingle.
Tip: Make a day ahead!