Cranberry Relish

Cranberry Relish

Cranberry Relish is the perfect pair for your roasted turkey this Thanksgiving! It is healthful, refreshing, and so easy to make with this recipe!

Course Sauces
Cuisine American
Keyword Cranberry Relish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 184 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 12 ounces bag cranberries fresh or frozen
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar divided
  • 1 orange zested and juiced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 green apple finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup walnuts or pecans - toasted and finely chopped


  1. Add the cranberries to a medium saucepan, except 1/2 cup, that you should set aside in a small bowl.
  2. Over low heat add the 1 cup sugar, orange zest, orange juice, and lemon zest to the saucepan, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves and the cranberries are soft, about 10 minutes.
  3. Increase the heat to medium and cook until the cranberries burst, about 12 minutes.
  4. Reduce the heat to low again and stir in the reserved ½ cup of cranberries. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Roughly chop the apple with 1/2 cup sugar in a food processor.
  6. Fold into the cranberry sauce along with 1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts.
  7. Let cool to room temperature before serving.

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Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Relish
Amount Per Serving
Calories 184
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 90mg3%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 43g48%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 75IU2%
Vitamin C 15.8mg19%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.