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Cranberry relish is a tart delicious treat that combines, cranberries, oranges, and apples for a flavorful punch to your Thanksgiving turkey. If this isn’t your style, we are sharing a delicious cranberry-orange sauce too!

Cranberry relish is a tart delicious treat which combines, cranberries, oranges, and apples for a flavorful punch to your Thanksgiving turkey.

 

 

Cranberry Relish

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Cranberry relish is a tart delicious treat which combines, cranberries, oranges, and apples for a flavorful punch to your Thanksgiving turkey.

 

I remember when Ty and I got married and we were about to have our first Thanksgiving together. As we sat down at the table to plan out what we would make we heard all the normal things, turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and then Ty said cranberry relish.

So I wrote down cranberry sauce fully intending to pick up a can at the store.

He then said, “No, not cranberry sauce. I mean we can have that too, but I want cranberry relish.”

“I was like, excuse me? What is that?”

 

What is Cranberry Relish?

 

Cranberry relish is a tart delicious treat which combines, cranberries, oranges, and apples for a flavorful punch to your Thanksgiving turkey.

 

There are two different versions of Cranberry Relish that I know of! I am sure there are lots more!

But cranberry relish is usually uncooked cranberries, apples, oranges and sugar that are mixed together to make a tart delicious topping for your turkey or ham.

Another version of cranberry relish is cooked and it is consists of cooking cranberries, oranges, and sugar to make a sweeter version of cranberry relish sometimes known as cranberry orange sauce.

 

Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry relish is a tart delicious treat which combines, cranberries, oranges, and apples for a flavorful punch to your Thanksgiving turkey.

 

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Serves 6-8 people

 

Ingredients for Cranberry Orange Sauce:

 

Cranberry relish is a tart delicious treat which combines, cranberries, oranges, and apples for a flavorful punch to your Thanksgiving turkey.

 

1 16 oz package of fresh or frozen cranberries

2 oranges

¾ cup granulated sugar

1 cinnamon stick

 

Directions for Cranberry Orange Sauce:

 

Cranberry relish is a tart delicious treat which combines, cranberries, oranges, and apples for a flavorful punch to your Thanksgiving turkey.

 

First you will want to place the cranberries and sugar saucepan and stir until combined together.

 

Then zest and juice 1 orange.

Add the juice and zest to the saucepan.

Peel and slice the second orange into bite size pieces and to the saucepan mixture. Stir.

 

 

Place a cinnamon stick on top and cook over medium-low heat for 15 minutes or until cranberries start to pop and the sauce begins to thicken.

 

Cranberry relish is a tart delicious treat which combines, cranberries, oranges, and apples for a flavorful punch to your Thanksgiving turkey.

 

Once thickening begins remove the cinnamon stick before serving.

 

Cranberry relish is a tart delicious treat which combines, cranberries, oranges, and apples for a flavorful punch to your Thanksgiving turkey.

 

You can serve the cranberry orange sauce at room temperature, or chilled.

 

Uncooked Cranberry Relish Variation

1 16 oz package of fresh or frozen cranberries

1 cored apple

2 oranges

¾ cup granulated sugar

 

Uncooked Cranberry Relish Variation

Another way to make cranberry relish is to make it uncooked with apple added also. This makes it a lot more tart than the above recipe. It is served cold.

 

Directions for Uncooked Cranberry Relish:

First, you will want to wash your cranberries, apples, and oranges because in the uncooked cranberry relish version you will use the skin and all!

After the fruit is washed you will want to core the apple.

Once the apple is cored then cut the apple and oranges into slices.

I then use my meat grinder attachment on my kitchen aid and grind up the cranberries, apples, and oranges.

Once the fruit is ground up (basically in small chunks) then you add the sugar. You can add more sugar if you want it

 

Tips and Tricks for making Cranberry Sauce

 

Cranberry relish is a tart delicious treat which combines, cranberries, oranges, and apples for a flavorful punch to your Thanksgiving turkey.

 

  1. This side dish is obviously great with turkey, but try it on some bread, yogurt or ice cream too!
  2. For a fancy garnish, you can add extra orange zest or orange peels.
  3. ¾ cups of sugar may seem like a lot, but the tart cranberries you need the sweetness to mellow them out. You might even find that you want more or less. Start with ½ cup if you are worried, and add a ¼ cup at a time.
  4. You can adjust the texture of this side dish by using the wooden spoon to kind of mash the berries after they are done cooking.
  5. Careful, this dish will sputter! You can use a dish or lid if desired or lower the heat a bit so that the cranberries aren’t popping all over your stove. Once all the berries have burst, cooking will be a lot cleaner!

 

What is the difference between cranberry relish and cranberry sauce?

Cranberry sauce usually consists of only cranberries, sugar, and water and is usually sweet, whereas cranberry relish is usually raw, tart and has oranges and sometimes apples.

 

Cranberry relish is a tart delicious treat which combines, cranberries, oranges, and apples for a flavorful punch to your Thanksgiving turkey.

 

What can I do with cranberry orange sauce and cranberry relish?

Cranberry relish is delicious served with turkey or even ham.

It also makes a great topping to cream cheese as an appetizer. Just take a block of cream crease. Dump some cranberry relish on top and serve with crackers.

A spoonful of cranberry relish is also delicious on vanilla yogurt, or on the top of pancakes.

 

How long will cranberry sauce last?

Cranberry relish usually lasts 3-4 weeks in the fridge. You will want to keep it in a plastic bag or in a covered container.

 

Have you had cranberry relish before? Do you prefer them cooked or uncooked cranberry relish version? Share in the comments!

Cranberry Relish

 

Check out these other great cranberry dishes!

Cranberry Brie Bites

Cranberry Bars

Turkey Cranberry Sliders

Yield: 6-8

Cranberry Orange Sauce

Cranberry Orange Sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1 16 oz package of fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 2 oranges
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick

Instructions

      1. First, you will want to place the cranberries and sugar saucepan and stir until combined together.
      2. Then zest and juice 1 orange.
      3. Add the juice and zest to the saucepan.
      4. Peel and slice the second orange into bite-size pieces and to the saucepan mixture. Stir.
      5. Place a cinnamon stick on top and cook over medium-low heat for 15 minutes or until cranberries start to pop and the sauce begins to thicken.
      6. Once thickening begins remove the cinnamon stick before serving.

Notes

You can serve the cranberry-orange sauce at room temperature, or chilled.

Yield: 6-8 people

Cranberry Relish

Cranberry Relish

Cranberry relish is a tart delicious treat which combines, cranberries, oranges, and apples for a flavorful punch to your Thanksgiving turkey.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1 16 oz package of fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 2 oranges
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick

Instructions

    1. Place the cranberries and sugar in a saucepan and stir until combined.
    2. Zest and juice one orange, adding to the saucepan mixture.
    3. Peel and slice the second orange into bite size pieces and add to the saucepan mixture, stirring to combine. 
    4. Place a cinnamon stick on top and cook over medium-low heat for 15 minutes or until cranberries start to pop and the sauce begins to thicken. 
    5. Remove the cinnamon stick before serving. You can serve this side dish at room temperature, or chilled. 

Notes

  1. This side dish is obviously great with turkey, but try it on some bread, yogurt or ice cream too!
  2. For a fancy garnish, you can add extra orange zest or orange peels.
  3. ¾ cup of sugar may seem like a lot but the tart cranberries need the sweetness to mellow them out.
  4. You can adjust the texture of this side dish by using the wooden spoon to kind of mash the berries after they are done cooking. 
  5. Careful, this dish will sputter! You can use a dish if desired or lower the heat a bit. Once all the berries have bursted, cooking will be a lot cleaner!

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