Though never the star of the show ..
Cranberry relish is such a holiday tradition ..
that many holiday tables would feel naked without it
To google a recipe reveals a near cult-like following for Ocean Spray's back-of-the-bag classic .. with comments from those that have been making it for decades
Kala brought her version to December's Holiday Traditions food swap .. In so many ways it encompassed the spirit of the swap .. a traditional dish with a grown-up twist .. we loved it.
The flavors bright & crisp .. a not-too-sweet combination tart .. along with crunch. Not only did the vibrant colors look amazing on our plate .. but we loved how flavorful and versatile the relish was
On the accompanying note .. Kala mentioned it was great with greek yogurt .. she was right.
A friend gave me the idea of stirring it into a basic muffin recipe to make a cranberry orange muffin .. I bet it would be great
Now that we've officially broken from tradition .. I think we'll try a cran-rasberry or cran-blueberry version .. since nobody's bossing us around about how many different kinds of cranberry one can have at their Thanksgiving table.
~ Adapted from Wellmark .. here
- 1 large apple, unpeeled, halved, and cored
- ½ navel orange, unpeeled and seeded
- 2 cups fresh, whole cranberries
- ½ cup walnuts
- ¼ cup sugar (** Can also use coconut sugar or honey as a sweet substitute)
- In a food processor, working with each ingredient separately, pulse apple, orange, cranberries, and walnuts until finely chopped.
- Transfer all ingredients, except for apples, to stockpot and cook until it boils, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
- Remove from heat, add apples, and cool completely at room temperature.
- Chill in refrigerator.
% Protein: 5
% Carbs: 62
% Fat: 39