Cranberry Orange Relish

Cranberry Orange Relish | the beauty in simpleThe 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.

Cranberry Orange Relish | the beauty in simpleWith 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!

Julie xo

Cranberry Orange Relish

Makes 2 cups

  • 1 whole orange with peel, cut-up in pieces
  • 2 cups cranberries, fresh
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • In a food processor add all ingredients. Process until finely chopped and the sugar is incorporated. Store in a jar in the refrigerator or freeze in a wide mouth pint jar leaving about a 1-inch headspace.


    4 thoughts on “Cranberry Orange Relish

    1. Funny, I’ve made a version of this – not so much sugar, for quite a while also. I am the only one who eats it, so I stopped making it, but maybe this year I will! It’s so good! Happy, happy thanksgiving. We all still have much to be thankful for.

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