Cranberry-Orange Relish

December 22, 2013
Fresh, colorful sides are a holiday tradition .. if you're looking for a simple twist on an American classic .. you'll love this cranberry orange relish

Although it's never the star of the show

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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.

Fresh, colorful sides are a holiday tradition .. if you're looking for a simple twist on an American classic .. you'll love this cranberry orange relish

The flavors are bright and crisp.  A not-too-sweet combination of 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, and she was right.

Fresh, colorful sides are a holiday tradition .. if you're looking for a simple twist on an American classic .. you'll love this cranberry orange relish

We also ate ours for lunch in a wrap with left-over turkey, and for breakfast as a topping with whole wheat greek yogurt pancakes

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-raspberry or cran-blueberry version since nobody's bossing us around about how many different kinds of cranberry one can have at their Thanksgiving table.

Enjoy!

xoxo

~ Adapted from Wellmark

Cranberry-Orange Relish

Ingredients

  • 1 large apple, unpeeled, halved, and cored
  • ½ navel orange, unpeeled and seeded
  • 2 cups cranberries
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • ¼ cup natural sugar (Sugar in the Raw or Turbinado)

Instructions

  • 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 a stockpot and cook until it boils, stirring until sugar has dissolved.
  • Remove from heat, add apples, and cool completely at room temperature.
  • Chill in refrigerator.
Serves: 4
Nutrition + Show
Rating:
Calories 204
Total Fat 9.7g
Saturated Fat 0.9g
Carbohydrates 31g
Fiber 5g
Sugars 22.7g
Protein 2.7g
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2 Comments

  • Reply Melissa August 31, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    How long will it keep?

    Thanks!

    • Reply sexyveggie August 31, 2014 at 8:52 pm

      Hi Melissa

      Thank-you so much for reading. It keeps beautifully in the fridge for 4 or 5 days.

      Ali

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