Without cranberry relishes, Thanksgiving just wouldn't be the same! Our cranberry orange relish recipe will become one of your favorite Thanksgiving side dishes recipes.
With just four main ingredients, this is the easiest sauce recipe on our website. Make it once and you'll never use that canned stuff again!
The combination of orange zest and cranberries delivers the perfect combination of sweetness and piquancy, just what you'd expect in a classic recipe.
Put cranberries into a strainer. Run water over them and sort to remove any debris. Set aside.
Bring water and sugar to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add cranberries and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for 10 minutes or until most of the berries have burst. Don't cook it any longer if you like to have whole berries in your sauce, like I do.
Remove from heat and stir in zest and optional liqueur. Cover and refrigerate for 2-3 hours or until thoroughly cooled. Your sauce will thicken during refrigeration.
Yield: 2 cups of sauce
We also recommend cranberry relishes as an accompaniment to our Turkey Potpie Crepes.
However you serve your relish, just make plenty of it to share.