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Cranberry Fruit Relish

Rich color, a perky texture and tongue-tingling flavor make this relish a feast for the eyes and the taste buds. It's lovely for a special dinner, a ladies luncheon or as a stand-alone salad topped with cottage cheese. It's also a great way to use up holiday cranberries. —Henryetta Lewis Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    about 4 cups


  • 3-1/2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 medium navel orange, peeled and sectioned
  • 1 medium apple, cored and cut into wedges
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  • Pulse cranberries, orange and apple in a blender or food processor until chopped. Remove to a bowl; stir in remaining ingredients. Refrigerate, covered, at least 2 hours.
Nutrition Facts
1/4 cup: 101 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 2g fiber), 0 protein.

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  • NanZim
    Jan 22, 2015

    A nice combination of sweet and tangy.

  • joonthego5
    Dec 22, 2013

    To "scurlock" my suggestion would be to use a food processor to chop the fruits to a fairly fine consistency. I found this recipe a couple years ago and it's a favorite. Most compliment how the freshness of the flavors of this compliment the flavors of the meat and side dishes with something that's not heavy and therefore adds a nice sweet/tart flavor to the meal. Hope this helps.

  • scurlock
    Dec 2, 2013

    Ok, I made this according to the recipe, but it looks nothing like the picture. Mine turned out mostly white looking from the chopped cranberries, apple, orange and pineapple. Really had a lot of juice also. It tastes fine but was disappointed in the looks of it. Definitely not pretty like it shows in the picture. What did I do wrong? Was something left out of the recipe like food coloring or red jello?

  • horseluvr
    Nov 24, 2013

    I found this recipe years ago, it has become a family tradition for the holidays, we absolutely love this!

  • dklapatch
    Dec 17, 2012

    Sorry but I doctor all recipes, I use them as a starting location. Real fresh berries cooked down, 1/4 cup water in a 3qt sauce pan bag of berries simmer down with 1/2 cup splenda stirring occasionally till all berries are broke open and mushy, watch heat it thickens fast in the end, cool and add can mandarin oranges, cup or so chunk pineapple, apple bits or cup of chunky apple sauce, a cup of fresh or frozen blueberries, stir and chill. I left out ginger and nutmeg not a fan of them. Really is good any time fresh cranberries are lower in price. Makes a great fruity side dish with with any meal, and good for you.

  • amyskitchen324
    Nov 23, 2011

    This is now a thanksgiving favorite! We make year!

  • queen cookie
    Nov 21, 2011

    This relish is the best! Wonderful! I make it all year long. We love it!

  • BrendainPa
    Nov 13, 2009

    Oh, this is soooo good. The flavors blend wonderfully, yet the cranberry taste still come through. It is delicious served on top of the turkey. I will usually double the recipe to be sure of leftovers. I've also mixed in leftover homemade applesauce to stretch it further!

  • Deanna
    Dec 15, 2005

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