Cranberry Relish Recipes

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Cranberry relish is a simple and delicious side dish that is a staple of many households for Thanksgiving dinner. Don't buy your cranberry relish from the store. Make you own and your family will thank you. This page contains cranberry relish recipes.


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I love cranberries at the table for all my holiday meals, and this is a vibrant version to serve alongside your meats and veggies. It only uses a handful of fresh ingredients with zero fuss of cooking anything down. This was a hit at my Thanksgiving party, and will be making an appearance for Christmas!

I used this in my day-after-Thanksgiving turkey sandwich and it was so good! :)


  • 2 cups raw cranberries, rinsed
  • 2 tart apples
  • 1 large seedless orange
  • 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt (optional)


  1. Peel and core the apples, then cut into thick slices.
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  3. Peel the zest off the orange, leaving the white part on the orange.
  4. Cut the orange in half, then cut one half into small segments.
  5. Place cranberries, apples, half the orange zest (save the other half for another recipe), and the half orange segments into a food processor.
  6. Pulse everything a few times until chopped up.
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  8. Squeeze in the juice from the other half of the orange. Pulse one or two more times, but leaving it a bit chunky. You don't want a paste.
  9. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the sugar a little at a time to see how much suits your tastes. Add in salt, if desired. Let it rest at room temperature for half an hour until the sugar dissolves. Cover and store in fridge until ready to use.
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Toss cranberries and sugar; place in a lightly greased 2 qt. baking dish. Cover and bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour. Stir in walnuts, marmalade and lemon juice. Refrigerate.

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Making your own cranberry relish can be a hit with turkey for a holiday treat.

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Something my mother used to keep in the fridge a lot when I was a kid. She usually served some kind of salad or fruit at every meal.

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Grind cranberries and onion. Add sugar, sour cream, horseradish. Mix. Taste for horseradish content; add more if desired. Let stand in refrigerator overnight. Serve chilled. May be frozen.

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Mix above ingredients together. Let set at least 2 hours, overnight if possible. This is great at Thanksgiving and Christmas!

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January 22, 2017

This page contains sugar free cranberry clementine relish recipes. Make this tart and sweet sauce from fresh cranberries and clementine oranges, perfect for Thanksgiving.

Sugar Free Cranberry Clementine Relish

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March 26, 2010

I am looking for a cranberry relish recipe, I think that is what it is called. It has whole berry cranberry sauce, crushed pineapple, and nuts, I think walnuts. I don't know if there are any other ingredients or how much of these ingredients are needed. I am sure one of your great readers can help me out. Thank you.


By Linda from Bloomington, IL from Bloomington, IL


Cranberry Relish

Cranberry Relish

  • 1 pkg 3 oz cranberry Jello (or cherry or raspberry)
  • 1 pkg 3 oz orange Jello
  • 1 1/2 cups hot water
  • 1 can 16 oz whole cranberry sauce
  • 1 can 16 oz crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts

Dissolve Jello in hot water. When slightly thickened add rest of ingredients. Chill. (11/19/2009)

By Sandy Totter

Cranberry Relish

I make this every year!

  • 2 apples
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 bag fresh cranberries
  • 2 cups sugar

Leave skin on oranges and apples and grind all ingredients together. Let sit overnight, this is great. If there are any leftovers my brother-in-law takes them and adds ground jalapenos to serve on crackers. This is an old family recipe. Please let me know if you try this! Happy Thanksgiving (11/20/2009)


By Michele

Cranberry Relish

Hi I make this receipe every year.

  • 1 Can (20 oz) Crushed Pineapple
  • 1 Large thin-skinned navel orange, unpeeled
  • 1 package (12oz) fresh cranberries, washed
  • 1 Cup sugar

Drain pineapple. chop orange and cranberries until cut into coarse pieces eith in food processor or blender. Pour into a bowl. Add pineapple and sugar. Cover with plastic wrap. Stand at room temperature overnight. Store in refrigerator.

Makes 4 cups.

P>Enjoy (11/21/2009)

By roseb

Cranberry Relish

This is the recipe that my family has used for years.

Mom's Cranberry Salad

  • 1 lb. ground cranberries
  • 1 cup ground apples
  • 1 large orange, ground
  • 1 small can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 3 oz. pkgs. raspberry Jell-O
  • 2 cups sugar.

Mix fruits and sugar, set overnight. Dissolve Jell-O in liquid and add to fruit mixture. Set until firm. Double recipe if desired.


I fruits are very juicy, you might want to cut the water or increase the pkgs of jello. (11/21/2009)

By Linda

Cranberry Relish

I know this is late for Thanksgiving but here's an easy recipe with all the ingredients you listed.

Cranberry Orange Pineapple Walnut Relish

  • 1 16 oz can whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 can (11 oz) mandarin oranges
  • 1 can ( 8oz) crushed pineapple (well drainted)
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Mix fruits together and chill. Stir in nuts just before serving. (12/07/2009)

By Donna

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November 19, 2009


1 3-oz. pkg. lemon gelatin
1 c. boiling water
1 10-oz. pkg. frozen cranberry orange relish
1 can crushed pineapple (not drained)
1 red apple (chopped)
1/2 c. celery (chopped)
Crisp salad greens


Dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir in frozen relish, fruit and celery. Stir until relish is thawed. Pour into 1-quart mold; chill until set. Unmold on fresh salad greens. Serves 6-8

By Robin

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