Fresh Cranberry Orange Relish Recipe

Busy finishing last-minute raking as the trees get naked in the Midwest? The first heavy frost in my garden reminds me it is time to start thinking of the Holiday meal plan.  One of my favorite traditions is cooking up a feast filled with plant based favorites for my family and friends. Today I want to share with you my Fresh Orange Cranberry Relish Recipe.

Fresh Cranberry Orange Relish Recipe

This cranberry orange relish recipe is super simple making it a must to create within a few hours before guest arrive.  The fresh citrus creates a heavenly scent that will fill your home as you prepare it.  Be sure to take advantage of the print option below adding this to your kitchen scrapbook favorites!

Fresh Cranberry Orange Relish Recipe

Fresh Cranberry Orange Relish Recipe


  • 1 unpeeled orange
  • 1 tart apple ( granny smith)
  • 1 12-ounce package Fresh Cranberries, rinsed and drained
  • 3/4-1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup of chopped toasted pecans


  1. Add a 12-ounce bag of fresh cranberries into your favorite saucepan. (frozen can be used)
  2. In separate bowl on the side save 1/2 cup of these cranberries.
  3. Stir in 1 cup sugar to the sauce pan.
  4. Strip orange with zester creating about 3 tablespoons of zest.
  5. Add zest and 2 tablespoons water to the sauce pan begin cooking on low heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves and the cranberries are soft. (roughly 10 minues)
  6. Increase the heat cooking until the cranberries burst (additional 10 minutes)
  7. Reduce the heat to low and stir in the reserved cranberries
  8. Quarter 1 each unpeeled orange and tart peeled apple; remove seeds and core.
  9. Roughly chop the fruit with 1/2 cup sugar in a food processor.
  10. Fold into cranberry sauce.
  11. Optional - 1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans can be added with oranges and apples.
  12. Let cool to room temperature before serving.

Recipe Photo Album

The fresh cranberry relish recipe is a staple in my home during the holiday season.  The colors are so festive and the scents are amazing.  Throw in a few spices and blend together making the perfect addition to the turkey.  I enjoy whipping up my own especially when you can’t find the Costco brand fresh cranberry relish.

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Let’s Connect

I would love to hear about some of your Holiday Traditions so please leave a comment.  The fresh cranberry relish recipe is yum so be sure let me know that you gave it a try in your home this season.  Maybe you added other ingredients or didn’t blend your rendition as much as I did?  Do tell below!

Happy Fresh Holiday Cooking Friends,

4 thoughts on “Fresh Cranberry Orange Relish Recipe”

  1. Hi Bren. This has been a busy summer and fall. I am trying to
    catch up with my blogger friends.
    Oh, my I love cranberries. Sauce, muffins, bread, and juice. I think I am the only one in the family though.
    Your relish looks so yummy.
    Hope you have all your favorite plants in the greenhouse and ready for a long winter stay.
    Have a wonderful week,

  2. I love all Cranberry Relish recipes. I think I try a new one every single year… I always love the little difference each one has. Love your photos…

  3. I really loved studying your blog. It never occurs earlier than, I’ve carried out studying it becuse of all the awesome info on your article very interesting. Bookmarked already.

  4. I too am a big fan of cranberry relish, and enjoy mixing it up every time I make it. However I must admit I don’t just make it for the holidays. It is just as good with chicken, pork or turkey at any time. So live dangerously and cook it up now that it’s a quarter of the price compared to holiday time. I even can some at times.


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