Nov 23 10
by cara
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Cranberry Orange Relish

I’m a Thanksgiving cranberry snob.  I don’t eat the blobby looking stuff from the can.  But I DO love cranberries, and for as long as I can remember, my mom has prepared this Cranberry Orange Relish for Thanksgiving.  She also now makes some without nuts for my husband and SIL, but I think the pecans are crucial!  I love the fresh, tart taste of the cranberries and oranges mixed with the crunch of the pecans!

I realized the other day that I’ve never actually made this relish for myself, so I asked my mom for the recipe.  As it turns out, she doesn’t follow a recipe and just tastes it as she goes along, adding more sugar or pecans as needed.  I’ve written out some amounts for you below.  No oven or stovetop necessary for this delicious Thanksgiving side dish!

Cranberry Orange Relish

recipe from my mom, ingredient amounts by me


  • 4 heaping cups of fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large orange
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans

Chop the raw cranberries in a food processor or blender.  Transfer to a medium sized bowl and add sugar.  Stir to combine.  Peel the orange and cut into small pieces.  Add orange and pecans to cranberries, and stir to combine.  Put in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving for best flavor.

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