Fresh Cranberry and Orange Relish

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4.3 from 48 votes
This Fresh Cranberry and Orange Relish is the perfect balance of sweet and tart.  
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 15 minutes
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This Fresh Cranberry and Orange Relish is the perfect balance of sweet and tart.  It’s easy to make and always on our holiday table.  It’s definitely one of the best Thanksgiving recipes ever.

 This cranberry sauce homemade is easy to make and always on our holiday table.  It’s the perfect balance of sweet and tart.

Fresh Cranberry Relish - this easy holiday side dish is made with fresh cranberries and oranges

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When most people think of Cranberry Sauce, they think of the stuff from the can (which I personally LOVE) or this easy cooked version.  But, there’s another variety out there.

I’m not sure what the correct name is…cranberry salad or cranberry relish or cranberry sauce?  But, whatever it is, this Fresh Cranberry and Orange Relish is a staple on all of our holiday menus. It starts with Thanksgiving and continues through the Christmas season.  My mother-in-law is always in charge of making it, too.

The recipe is really quite simple — there are only a few easy to find ingredients.

Fresh Cranberry Relish - this easy holiday side dish is made with fresh cranberries and oranges

Plus this Ocean Spray Cranberry Orange Relish comes together quickly.  The best part about this recipe is you can make it a day or two in advance.  The longer it sits, the better it tastes.  The flavors really get a chance to combine together.

This cranberry sauce recipe is easy to make and always on our holiday table.  It’s the perfect balance of sweet and tart.

Recently, I made this Fresh Cranberry Relish Recipe on WNEP’s Home & Backyard program.  You can watch the clip here.

One of my favorite ways to enjoy this recipe is in my easy Leftover Thanksgiving Panini.  The sweet-tartness really adds great flavor.  This truly is one of my favorite Easy Cranberry Relish recipes.

Tips for Making Fresh Cranberry and Orange Relish

  • Using the meat grinder attachment for a Kitchen Aid stand mixer gives this Ocean Spray Cranberry Orange Relish the perfect texture.
  • If you don’t have a stand mixer, a food processor works well too.  You want to make sure everything is finely ground — no big chunks.
  • You may need to adjust the sugar to your tastes.  I start with a 1/2 cup and work my way up, testing as I go.
  • You can add more sugar if you prefer a sweeter taste.

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Fresh Cranberry Relish - this easy holiday side dish is made with fresh cranberries and oranges
cranberry sauce recipes thanksgiving

Fresh Cranberry and Orange Relish

4.3 from 48 votes
This Fresh Cranberry and Orange Relish is the perfect balance of sweet and tart.  
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Servings: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds Whole fresh cranberries
  • 1 large orange peeled
  • 2 large apples peeled
  • 1 8.5 ounce can crushed pineapple drained
  • 1 cup sugar

Instructions

  • Grind cranberries, orange and apples using a meat grinder or food processor.
  • Stir in sugar and pineapple.
  • Additional sugar may be required depending on how tart the cranberries are.
  • Stir to combine and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

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Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 224mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 164IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg

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12 thoughts on “Fresh Cranberry and Orange Relish”

  1. I have to tell you I have been making cranberry relish for 25years! Mine has cranberrys ,Apple orange diabetic sugar to taste an orange juice I also grind Pecans to add to it. Your amount. I could not get your recipe to come up. Hope they are alike

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  2. This was such a nice change from the “over-sweet, boiled to death” cranberries from Thanksgiving past. It has such fresh and bright flavors!

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  3. 5 stars
    I just had to come back and tell you – this delicious Thanksgiving recipe is definitely a keeper! Everyone raved about. Thank you so much for sharing it.

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  4. I would like to share a fantastic cranberry relish recipe! 1 bag of cleaned fresh cranberries-1 naval orange- 1 lg. red delicious apple! Grind in a grinder these three ingredients into a medium mixing bowl! Add to mixture one cup sugar! Add one small jar of orange marmelade, add one half bag of thawed rasberries! mix together and store in canning jars with seals! Best if chilled before serving! I give it to family and friends as gifts at Thanksgiving and Christmas! You may also add about 1 cup of chopped pecans, finely chopped! Always sweeten to desired taste!
    Merry Christmas and have safe holidays!

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