My Mom’s Cranberry Relish

I am a food lover, maybe even a foodie, but I am definitely challenged in the kitchen.  Given that my husband is an amazing cook who will often take an entire afternoon to make a gourmet meal on the weekend, this hasn’t helped me develop my skills any further.

That being said, Thanksgiving is the one holiday where I may actually cook a majority of the dishes.  My mom gave me a failsafe recipe for cranberry relish, and I make it every year now.

I love it because it is ridiculously delicious, takes less than 10 minutes to make, and it is actually best when made a day or two ahead of time so all the juices marinate.


  • 1 Orange – the whole thing
  • 1 1/2 Cups Freah Cranberries
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • Optional- 1/2 Granny Smith Apple

(I use Truvia instead of sugar because I think it tastes just as good as using sugar, and it is a delicious naturally based sweetener so it is pretty healthy.  Generally, use 1/2 the amount of Truvia for sugar for any recipe.)

Wash all ingredients thoroughly.  Chop the Orange in quarters (and cut the 1/2 Apple in half) and place all ingredients in a food processor.  Chop all ingredients until it reaches a coleslaw like consistency.  (Don’t purée or you will make cranberry soup!)

Store in a Tupperware container in the refrigerator overnight.  Serve cold as a side, or as an amazing topping for sandwiches!

Max loves it too!

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