Cranberry Relish for Thanksgiving!

November 22, 2011

While most of my family seems to like the stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy part of the Thanksgiving meal, I am more of a Turkey and relish sort. Which all works out great as there is more for me. My favorite turkey relish is a cranberry-manderine orange recipe I got years ago from my friend Hollis, back in my Chicago days. To this day, when ever I make it, everyone loves it!

image courtesy of Bay Area Bites

My recipe is as follows:

  • 1 lb. fresh cranberries
  • 1 1/2 C. of Sugar
  • 2 small cans of mandarine oranges
  • 1 C. red or black current preserves
  • 1 C. water
  • 1 C. chopped walnuts
  • 2 T. orange peel (I use the rest of the whole orange in the cavity of the turkey for a hint of flavor)

Mix everything together in a pot, except the walnuts, orange peel and mandarine oranges.

image courtesy of Southern Plate

Bring to a boil and then lower and simmer for 20 minutes, uncovered. Scrape off any foam. Add walnuts, orange peel and mandarine oranges. Refrigerate at least overnight in serving bowl. I sometimes make this up to two days before Thanksgiving Day.

image courtesy of Taste Spotting

For more great cranberry relish recipes, check out Taste Spotting. They are one of my favorite food sites!

In the meantime, happy planning and my heartfelt thanks for stopping by my blog! 

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