Cranberry Relish… just like Grandma made! Using just 4 simple ingredients, it’s an easy, delicious side dish that makes the perfect addition to any holiday menu.
Whether you’re serving up turkey, ham, or your famous beef tenderloin, this fresh cranberry sauce is sure to hit the spot. And it literally couldn’t be easier to make! Just 5 minutes and a blender is all you need… and your holiday menu will never be the same.
Ditch the canned variety and try something new this year. I promise that once you discover just how easy (and delicious) it is to go fresh, you’ll never go back!
Growing up, cranberries were a staple on the holiday menu. And by cranberries, of course, I mean the canned, jellied sauce we all know and love.
To be honest, there’s something about it I’ve always enjoyed. Not only because it has always reminded me of jello (another childhood favorite) but also because of the nostalgia factor. It was one of those things that I just came to expect!
I think we can all agree that cranberries are a holiday must… but as an adult, I’ve move on from the canned variety. These days? I’m all about fresh. And this Cranberry Orange Relish is definitely my favorite.
It’s made with just four ingredients and takes no time at all. It requires no cooking, no stirring, and no cooling. In other words, it’s one of those side dishes that’s literally NO fuss!
Best of all, the end result is always amazing. It’s sweet and tart and packed with delicious fruit flavor. The perfect side dish for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or anytime!
What is Cranberry Relish?
A traditional holiday side dish made with uncooked cranberries and sugar. Many recipes include a combination of fresh oranges, apples, pineapple, or chopped pecans.
- 12 oz. fresh cranberries
- 1 large navel orange
- 1 medium red apple
- 1/2 c. granulated sugar
- In a high powered blender or food processor, combine cranberries, chopped orange segments, chopped apple, and granulated sugar.
- Pulse until relish reaches desired consistency, stirring as necessary.
- Transfer to serving bowl and serve immediately or refrigerate, covered, until ready to serve.
How do you serve it?
Cranberry Relish is typically served as part of a Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. It pairs well with turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and all the other traditional holiday menu items.
Can you make it in advance?
Yes! This recipe is ideal for making in advance, and may even taste better after the flavors have some time to combine and develop.
How do you store it?
When making this recipe in advance, you can either store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator (for up to one week) or in the freezer (for up to 6 months).
- Canned pineapple
- Shredded coconut
- Chopped pecans or walnuts
- Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, or allspice
- Chopped pears
More holiday side dishes:
- Roasted Butternut Squash
- Sweet Potato Casserole
- Parmesan Roasted Green Beans
- Roasted Butternut Squash Salad
- Garlic Herb Cheesy Potatoes
- Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots
More cranberry recipes:
- Cranberry Pumpkin Bread
- Cranberry Apple Pecan Salad
- Cranberry Apple Sangria
- Sugared Cranberries
- Spiced Cranberry-Pear Sauce
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 80 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 1mg Carbohydrates: 21g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 17g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 0g