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!
Mo 'Betta says
both cranberry dishes sound wonderful! I'm bookmarking them for the holidays!!
Looks really bright and colorful, would love to try it!
Looks great, can't wait to make it!
One of my favorite holiday sides.
I've been reading your blog for a while now. I'm finding it super interesting (I've even bookmarked you for quick access!)
You hit home with this cranberry recipe…this year my new obsession is cranberries, it's been muffins galore! My fave so far…cranberry pancakes! Just drop a wee bit of chopped up cranberry after pouring your batter on the skillet and you're good to go. I think I'm going to stock up my freezer with a few bags for the times of year when we don't have them.
Keep up the awesome posts, I was dissapointed when you went on vacation!
The Girlie Blog says
Love berries! Sounds both yummy and healthy!
Fuat Gencal says
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This reminds me of my grandmother's relish. I've taken it to other people's dinners and they think I'm crazy!
Mmm so intriguing. I bet this would be great stirred into a bowl of oatmeal.
Cooking Ukrainian says
Sounds really delicious! The idea is so fresh! I like it a lot!
Mary Gem says
Oh! that looks a lot like my cranberry sauce 🙂 Sounds great with the apple, I'm gonna try your version next time!
My mom made a recipe similar to this but added chopped toasted pecans. I make it every Thanksgiving.
Rivki Locker says
Sounds delicious. I went crazy with cranberries on sale too, and discovered that they freeze really well. You can use them in most recipes right from the freezer!
I make something similar, but am going to try the addition of the apple next time. I find that this is a great 'pantry' item as I use it in the filling of cinnamon rolls, mixed with cottage cheese for lunch, as a relish for most things, mixed with fruit salad as a dressing, etc, etc, etc!
My mom makes this recipe. It is soooo de-lish!! I don't care for out-of-the-can cranberry relish (or anything that resembles it) but I can eat my weight in this relish. And that's saying a lot! 🙂
make this every year for both christmas and thanksgiving, i add cinnamon , ginger, nutmeg , whatever I am in the mood for
Thanks – I'm going to make this to go with my nut roast for veggie Christmas dinner this year
Been making this for years without the apple, and adding some Gran Mariner.
I like the sound of that!
I’ve done a Cranberry/Orange Relish for many years, like the addition of apples…sounds like a killer combination…
This is the same recipe I make every year for Thanksgiving and my mother before me. It’s the best!
Susan Coss says
12 oz bag of fresh cranberries
1 whole orange…quartered
1/2 c. white sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 c. toasted pecans chopped
Process all in food processor in batches
Refrigerate for a day or so
I like the use of the pecans and brown sugar!
Shabnam Dhalla says
How long does the cranberry relish last in the fridge. Can you freeze the rest of the left over relish. I love your recipes