The first time I ever had cranberry relish was at a Thanksgiving dinner in Oklahoma. I have never been much of a cranberry person, but this stuff is great and a wonderful change from cranberry sauce. It’s tart, sweet, and refreshing. It’s super easy to make especially if you have a food processor, and it only has a handful of ingredients!!! It’s now one of my go to sides, and one of my co-workers even likes to eat it just plain!
What You’ll Need:
• 2 Cups Washed Cranberries
• 2 Skinned and Cored Tart Apples
• One Large Seedless Orange (peel on)
• 1-2 Cups Granulated Sugar
• One Cup of Pecans (Optional)
Step 1: Prep
You’re going to food process each item separately.The cranberries (and nuts if you’re using them) are fine in their current size, but you’ll want to cut the orange into smaller pieces and you’ll want to core the apple and slice into chunks before putting it into the machine. Food Process each item individually and transfer into a dish. I like the fruits a little more fine then when I first had it in Oklahoma, so this is more a texture decision for you. I also find its easier to eat when the fruits are processed finer (^_^).
TIP: If you’re not using a food processor, you might not get the same texture with a blender, and if you’re hand chopping all of these ingredients, more power to you.
Add in the desired amount of sugar (you can always add a little initially and keep adding until you get to your desired sweetness), mix all of the ingredients together, and put in the fridge to chill. The longer the flavors meld the better it will be! After a little while, the fruits are pretty much macerated. Yum!!