No-Cook Cranberry Relish

No-Cook Cranberry Relish
Photo: Mikkel Vang
Total Time:
5 mins
2 cups

Now here's an idea to please both sides of the cranberry sauce debate: Start with canned sauce (it contains just the berries and sugar), and elevate it with aromatics like orange zest and candied ginger.


  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce, such as Ocean Spray

  • 2 teaspoons finely grated orange zest, plus 2 tablespoons fresh juice

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped candied ginger

  • 1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. In a bowl, stir together cranberry sauce, orange zest and juice, cinnamon, ginger, and vinegar; season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately, or refrigerate in an airtight container up to 1 week.

Cook's Notes

If you prefer a smooth jelly, purée the relish in a food processor until smooth; refrigerate until ready to serve.

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