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A fresh burst of flavors – made with only a couple ingredients and no cooking! This Cranberry Orange Relish will complete your Thanksgiving meal!
Several years ago at a friendsgiving, my friend made this recipe and it was the best cranberry sauce I’ve ever had. So fresh, so bright, and so much depth of flavor. I asked her for the recipe immediately and it has been my favorite ever since!
For years I’ve always considered Cranberry Sauce my favorite side dish of Thanksgiving. It takes every part of the meal and makes it brighter. I love Cranberry Sauce! But when a friend made this Cranberry Orange Relish I realized how fresh cranberries could make every Thanksgiving Dish taste even more fresh and vibrant.
This relish is the sauce you didn’t even know you needed at Thanksgiving. It’s bursting with flavor. It’s only made with a couple ingredients and it doesn’t need to be cooked. Just prep it the day before, up to a week before, and chill it to let the flavors come together. You will love how this cranberry relish uplevels your whole dinner. It’s amazing!
Cranberry Orange Relish
- 3 cups fresh cranberries (can use them from frozen too)
- 1 apple, rough chopped
- 3 small mandarin or clementine oranges, rough chopped (peel on) (or you can use 1 large navel orange, but be sure to peel it, the peel on a large orange is much thicker than the clementines)
- 1 2/3 cups white sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
- In a food processor or high-powered blender, add cranberries, apple, sugar, oranges, lemon juice, and spices.
- Blend ingredients together until relish consistency (not a smooth puree but no huge chunks).
- Pour Cranberry Orange Relish into an airtight container. It needs to chill for 4 hours, up to overnight before serving. This allows the flavors to come together. (And you can store in the fridge for 7-10 days.)
- Once it has chilled for several hours, enjoy!
Hope you love this Cranberry Orange Relish as much as we do! Be sure to tag me with your Thanksgiving cooking projects @plumstreetcollective.