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  1. Watch how to make this cranberry relish:
  2. Cranberry Relish Recipe

Cranberries are probably last on your priority list for Thanksgiving. I understand: you have the turkey, stuffing, sides, and dessert, so it seems just as easy to open a can of cranberry-like jelly and dump it on a plate. I hope I made that sound as unappetizing as possible because there are so many good options for a cranberry side!

This year, I’m making my favorite relish full of cranberries, apples, oranges, and some lime. With tart, sweet, and bright flavors, this is such a refreshing change from the norm and is delicious with the turkey…or with everything!

This can be made a day in advance and stored in the refrigerator. It’s so simple yet so delicious. I seriously eat this like a salad! Enjoy!

Watch how to make this cranberry relish:

Cranberry relish rests in a white decorative dish surrounded by cranberries and fruits.

Cranberry Relish

5 from 1 vote
An incredible sweet-tart balance, this cranberry relish utilizes apples, oranges, and ginger to create a vibrant blend. This is an exceptional plate for the Thanksgiving table, or as a side with any holiday meal!
Prep Time 35 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 10


  • 3 crisp sweet apples (Honeycrisp preferred)
  • 1 lime
  • 4 cups fresh cranberries
  • zest of one orange
  • 3 oranges
  • 1 inch piece fresh ginger
  • ½-1 cup white granulated sugar (depends on the sweetness of apples)


  • Chop apples, removing the core.
  • Remove the peel from the lime and chop it into pieces.
  • Place apples in a food processor and add prepared lime. Pulse until slightly broken down to about pea-size pieces. Do not process to mush! Pour apples into a large bowl.
  • Process cranberries by pulsing to the same size as apples. You may need to scrape sides of the food processor to evenly chop. Pour cranberries into the bowl with apples.
  • Zest one orange directly over apples and cranberries. Remove peels of oranges and chop, removing any seeds. Stir into relish.
  • Peel ginger with the back of a spoon and finely grate into relish.
  • Finish with sugar to taste and mix well.


Serving: 0.5cupCalories: 106kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 1gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0.03gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.02gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 170mgFiber: 4gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 145IUVitamin C: 31mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 0.2mg
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Difficulty Easy
Method Cooking

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