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Cranberry-Orange Relish

This is an easy addition to the Thanksgiving menu since it doesn't require any cooking.

  • yield: Makes 2 cups

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh or defrosted frozen cranberries
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1 large jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 blood oranges, or navel oranges, peeled, sectioned, and cut into 1/4-inch pieces, juices reserved
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 stalks celery, peeled to remove strings, cut in 1/4-inch dice
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup pecans, toasted, broken in pieces

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Place cranberries in food processor, and pulse to chop coarsely, about five pulses. Transfer to a medium bowl.

  2. Step 2

    Add onion, jalapeno, lime juice, orange sections and juice, ginger, sugar, and celery; mix gently. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 2 days. Just before serving, add mint and pecans, and toss to combine.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, November 1999

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Reviews (6)

  • Geraldine K 1 Dec, 2013

    Discovered this recipe in 2006 and have made it every year for Thanskgiving. I do not add the mint or nuts but it is a wonderful relish without them. This mixture has the bite of Jalapeno and onion jutaposed to the sweet orange and sour lime and cranberry perfectly blended. I like to make it ahead to allow the flavors to meld together. It's a special treat!

  • Kaheleilani 22 Nov, 2012

    Discovered this recipe 4+ years ago and it's been my Holiday staple ever since.

  • Sondra Groom 19 Nov, 2012

    This dish has been a holiday staple in our family for many years......soooo good! (Still have to put canned on the table for my brother)

  • disneymomof6 24 Dec, 2007

    we have this every year for the holidays and I absolutely love it...it is our favorite an I get excited when I see the cranberries come into the market..then you know its the holidays!!!

  • mwedding 29 Nov, 2007

    I've been making this for years! It was one of the first MSL recipes I tried, and even if my parents don't like it, my husband adores it!

  • jessyka 21 Nov, 2007

    This is the best recipe for cranberries I have found. The sweet and hot combo works really well. It is always a crowd pleaser!