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Easy Cranberry Orange Relish Recipe

Easy Cranberry Orange Relish

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"A delightful change from the ordinary...the only relish most of my family will eat! Relish can be chilled up to 3 days."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    2 hrs 10 mins


  1. Grate 2 teaspoons of zest from orange; discard remaining peel and pith from orange. Divide orange into sections.
  2. Place orange sections, orange zest, cranberries, sugar, and cinnamon in a food processor; pulse until finely chopped.
  3. Transfer relish to a bowl and cover; refrigerate to allow flavors to blend, at least 2 hours.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 03, 2012

I've had this homemade relish every Thanksgiving as long as I remember. I've never tried it with cinnamon in it, however, my family chops and adds alot of pecans. Someone suggested I try it using a dry pkg of strawberry jello. I didn't like that so much. I just prefer the cranberry, orange, sugar and pecan version! :)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 03, 2013

Similar to what I make every year, except I just throw a quartered, thin skinned orange into the processor with the cranberries and process away. I always start with a 1/2 cup of sugar, and add more, if necessary. This was the recipe that was always on the Ocean Spray bag, but they seem to have changed it. Oh, and I'm not sure I would add cinnamon. That somehow does not sound like it would mix well.

Nov 21, 2013

I've been making fresh cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving for years with a whole orange (including peel and pith) and a full cup of sugar. I did this recipe as instructed. I agree with the other reviewers that the cinnamon is overkill and took away some of the cranberry-ness of the sauce. Sad. Next time, I'll stick to my original easy simple recipe with 3 ingredients.

Nov 27, 2013

I used 1 whole thin skinned orange, with 1/2 the peel. I agree with starting w/ 1/2 cup of sugar. I also use leftovers for muffins - great with pecans added! Yum!

Nov 19, 2012

I make this every year (tho I hated it as a kid, I was put off by the light bitterness of the orange peel I guess!). The cinnamon seems like overkill though.

Nov 26, 2013

This is an interesting version of cranberry sauce/relish, something new for me. I made a smaller version and so added just a pinch of cinnamon. I think this will be great to put on sandwiches for turkey leftovers. This is not something I would put on my plate on Thanksgiving Day. But I will enjoy this later! Thanks, TXGIRLSX3!

Nov 26, 2014

This is the way I have always made my cran relish with one exception. When I made it this year it seemed like something was missing. As I was cleaning up my processing area I saw the granny smith apple. When I added it, my relish was complete. I do think the apple completes it. As others said the sugar is added gradually. I use about 1/3 brown to 2/3 white sugar. Happy Thanksgiving.

Nov 23, 2014

I love this relish! I'll eat it with a spoon, but it is also great served over cream cheese on crackers.


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  • Calories
  • 76 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.8 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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