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 recipe is super simple making it a must to create with in the hour guest arriving.  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!

apples, oranges, cranberries and more in this fresh relish

Fresh Cranberry Orange Relish Recipe
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  • 1 unpeeled orange
  • 1 tart apple ( granny smith)
  • 1 12-ounce package Fresh Cranberries, rinsed and drained
  • 3/4-1 cup sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 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.

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Happy Fresh Holiday Cooking Friends,

Comments 4

  1. Lona November 4, 2010
  2. Weekend Cowgirl November 4, 2010
  3. Kasey Durie December 22, 2010
  4. Renata February 5, 2012

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