Saturday, November 24, 2012

Cranberry Relish

Cranberry Relish

If you can find any fresh cranberries in your local market, rather than stringing them with popcorn for your Christmas tree, I hope you are able to make this recipe!  

My friend Susan at From Beyond My Kitchen Window turned me on to this recipe and I've been making this relish for years, and everyone really enjoys it!  This relish is the perfect match for turkey, chicken or pork dinners, It's also great on leftover turkey or chicken sandwiches too.  

Sam Hoffer at My Carolina Kitchen also uses her cranberry relishes as an appetizer on a crostini with blue or gorgonzola cheese - how delicious!  Sam also has three amazing cranberry sauce recipes you should check out too!  


Ingredients

3 cups cranberries (fresh or frozen)
1 medium orange, cut into eights (ends, & seeds removed)
1 cup sugar (or eqivalent artificial sweetener)

Directions:
Slice unpeeled orange into eighths and remove any seeds. Place half of the cranberries and half of the orange in food processor. Pulse until evenly chopped. Tranfer to a bowl and repeat with the other half of orange and cranberries. Stir in sugar to taste and store in refrigerator of freezer.


Oh, if you find any fresh cranberries, be sure to pick up an extra bag or two for your freezer.  The cranberry season is a short one, and cranberries keep nicely in the freezer for up to two years!


Enjoy!


P.S. Isn't the color beautiful!




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I've also linked up my Cranberry Relish recipe with Foodie Friday's at; 

Rattlebridge Farm & 

Simple Living and Eating


40 comments:

  1. I love this relish recipe. It taste so fresh and goes perfectly with the Thanksgiving meal or even pork and chicken. You can't beat our Massachusetts cranberries. They are the best!!

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  2. I'm so glad you like the idea of using cranberry sauce on crostini with cheese. Thanks for the mention. Cranberry sauce is one of my favorites and I'm always tinkering with ideas to make it different (and not so sweet).

    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Mary.
    Sam

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    1. I just adore your blog! I love how you write, prepare & photograph your food. You are one of my "go-to" blogs for information! Our Thanksgiving was lovely, I hope yours was too!

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  3. I know your cranberry relish is Good; I found this last year and that is now the way I prepare. In fact I keep some in my fridge and often enjoy on my toast,
    Rita

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  4. I loved Susan's cranberry relish too! It's that time of year! We have ours over baked brie with those plain white Carr's crackers ... sooo good!

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    1. Sounds delicious! Yet another use for the almighty cranberry!

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  5. That is exactly the recipe I use on dieting years because it's so easy to substitute Splenda for the sugar and still get amazing flavor. Thanks for the reminder!

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    1. I was going to mention using a sugar substitute, but I can't stand the stuff, so I left it out! LOL

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  6. Cranberries and oranges were MADE for each other!

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  7. yum! i think a turkey sandwhich with this relish sounds perfect for breakfast.. my aunt makes this every year and shares it with me... enjoy your day!!

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  8. This sounds very good. I made something very similar, but with a bit of cherry jello added.

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  9. Everytime I see your blog on my dashboard with a new entry, I prepare myself for yet another mouthwatering post... and I was not disappointed today!

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  10. That cranberry relish looks absolutely gorgeous and is such a wonderful colour too. A very happy and belated thanksgiving to you! Karen xxxx

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    1. Oh Karen, you won't be disappointed! Thank you for the Thanksgiving wishes! I hope you have a lovely weekend!

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  11. :-) ....I never liked cranberry sauce, but this does look good. Almost too pretty to eat :-)

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    1. I was never a fan of the canned jellied cranberry sauce either, but this is sooo worth it! Thank you for stopping by!

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  12. This is similar to what Susan Branch.com had on her blog recently. She mixes 1 part white sugar to 3 parts cranberries, bakes at 350 degrees F, stirring twice, until berries begin to pop. Remove from oven and mix in one small jar of orange marmalade...delicious! I've served it with poultry, ham, brie; it's always good!

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    1. It's nice to be mentioned in the same sentence as Susan Branch! I've done a "cooked" sauce too, but there's no cooking involved here, that's the beauty of this recipe! Let me know if you try it.

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  13. I have that cranberry relish in the refrigerator right now. Well what little is left of it.

    I make it all year long, we love it with pork.

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    1. I need to make another batch! LOL!!! We finished it tonight! We love it too!

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    1. It is, give it a try if you can, you won't be disappointed!

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  15. The color is beautiful. I had the opportunity to use straight from the cranberry bog, cranberries and it was amazing.

    Happy Holidays to you.

    Velva

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  16. I love this relish. I always liked putting it on my turkey sandwich, too. I can't eat sugar any more so I have to skip it now...haven't had any in several years. It's one of the things I miss! Hugs!

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  17. Your relish sounds delicious. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving Day. Thanks for sharing your recipe on foodie friday.

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    1. Hi Diane, it really is tasty! Our Thanksgiving was wonderful, I hope your's was too! I had fun participating in your Foodie Friday!

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  18. This looks and sounds so good, Mary! I didn't cook this holiday and I miss not having leftovers. I think I'll make some of your cranberry relish and buy some deli turkey and use both to make a sandwich..yum!

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    1. Oh, your brother's kitchen is AMAZING!!! Hey, try doing a turkey breast in a crockpot with the carrots, potatoes & onion. I know someone who did that and they said it was very delicious.

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  19. My Mother made this and I loved it. Make it every year in the honor of my sweet Mother. My daughter loves it too. Hope it makes her think of her Mother as I think of mine. Wonderful recipe and so simple.

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  20. Aww, aren't we fortunate we have lovely memories of our moms.

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  21. Wisconsin is one the major producers of cranberries so I am always sure to stock my freezer. I have a favorite cranberry recipe that my family loves but I think I'll add some orange next year!

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