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:
- 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.