The story goes, shortly after my parents married in December 1964, my dad fell sick with a cold. My mom asked what he might like to make him feel better. Oddly (I think), he requested cranberry orange relish. I can only assume this was a food from his childhood. My mom made it for him following a recipe from the Boston Cooking School Cook Book. The cranberry orange relish was so well loved it has graced our family’s Thanksgiving table ever since that winter of 1964.
With only three ingredients, and no cooking required, this relish is simple to prepare. It freezes beautifully, allowing for advance preparation. I like to double the recipe – not only for leftovers but in the good chance that a jar will be polished off before the Thanksgiving meal is served.
From my table to yours, I wish you a happy Thanksgiving!
- 1 whole orange with peel, cut-up in pieces
- 2 cups cranberries, fresh
- 3/4 cup sugar