Cranberry Relish for Thanksgiving!

Cranberry Relish for Thanksgiving!

Here’s my favorite, Cranberry Relish for Thanksgiving dinner. 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.

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! 




  1. lynne whiteside 5 years ago

    I’m adding mandarin oranges to my cranberry sauce right now. Sounds wonderful.

  2. Lyn Higgs 4 years ago

    Just filed this is my recipe archives
    Again–Happy Thanksgiving~~
    Enjoy your day surrounded by your family~~~
    Cheers to you~~

  3. Sounds yummy, Irene. I’m going to try it. We are celebrating late in the day with 2 other couples from Canada who are friends. Canadian Thanksgiving (in October) is very low key, so they don’t get why it’s such a big deal in the U.S. But we will enjoy the day and the late meal with them anyway, even if we are the only people taking the day off!

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