Easy 3 Ingredient Fresh Cranberry Orange Relish Recipe is the perfect holiday side dish! In less than 5 minutes you can have the perfect holiday side dish!
Fresh Cranberry Orange Relish Recipe
I realized as I was looking through all of our holiday side dishes that I hadn't shared some of the recipes that we make yearly. In my mind these had been shared but in reality that was not the case. Enter in this fresh cranberry relish it is my go to easy cranberry side dish that takes minutes to prepare.
This is a super easy side dish great for thanksgiving dinner, Christmas dinner, or for leftover turkey sandwiches.
Just spread the cranberry relish on the turkey sandwich and enjoy. I know we have all already enjoyed this years Thanksgiving holiday meal but I wanted to get this recipe shared while it was fresh in my mind.
I love that you can make this cranberry relish days in advance! I do suggest straining it a bit before serving since there will be liquid in the bottom of the container.
I am going to warn you that there are a bunch of cranberry recipes coming up! I may have bought multiple bags of cranberries at Trader Joes while grocery shopping and then came home and realized that I had a giant Costco bag in the fridge I had forgotten about.
So....cranberry recipes are happening as long as the Spokane weather plays nice and I can actually photograph them.
- Navel Orange, Seedless
Garnish - Orange Zest, fresh cranberries
Optional - Chopped pecans, Walnuts, fresh ginger, sweet and crisp apple, ginger, pears, pineapple, a pinch of ground cinnamon, or a splash of Grand Marnier.
Food Processor - We use the Ninja Food Processor and love it.
How to make Cranberry Orange Relish
Step 1 - Wash cranberries and remove any random stems you see. Make sure to remove any mushy cranberries you want them to be firm before food processing.
Cut orange into 4-8 pieces.
Add cranberries and orange pieces to the food processor.
Step 2 - Chop/pulse cranberries and orange slices including the peel until finely chopped.
You can chop the pieces as small as you like them just make sure you don't turn the pieces to mush by chopping it to much.
Step 3 - Add sugar to the food processor.
Add half and then taste the relish mixture to see if it is sweet enough for you. You can easily add in additional sugar until you get the flavor you want.
Cranberry Relish vs. Cranberry Sauce
Easy Cranberry orange relish is made with raw ingredients combined after blending in a food processor for a fresh tart taste. Homemade Cranberry sauce is cooked together for a sweeter flavor.
When to serve Cranberry Relish
- Charcuterie Boards
- With Pork
- Pulled Pork Sandwiches
- With turkey
- With ham
- Stirred into yogurt
- on top of Belgian Waffles
- Spoon over a block of cream cheese for a dip with crackers
- On top of your favorite pancakes
- Over ice cream
- With chicken
Is cranberry relish served hot or cold?
We serve it at room temperature or chilled.
We used raw cranberries instead of cooked cranberry. Using cooked cranberries will turn in to more of a cranberry sauce recipe.
Store leftovers in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. You may need to drain the liquid from the bottom before enjoying as the fruit sits.
Freeze - Store in a freezer safe container for 2-3 months. Thaw in the fridge before serving.
This recipe makes about 3 cups of sweet and tart relish.
You can spoon this relish over a block of cream cheese and serve it with crackers for a fun new appetizer.
Printable recipe card instructions are below.
Nutrition information, including calories, protein, calcium, carbohydrates, fiber, vitamin c, potassium, cholesterol, sodium, trans fat, monounsaturated fat, polyunsaturated fat, and more, will vary depending on the products used.
Great Side Dish Recipes
Fresh Cranberry Orange Relish
- 12 Ounce Cranberries fresh
- 1 orange seedless
- 1 cup White Sugar
- Clean cranberries and remove stems and any mushy cranberries from the bag.
- Cut the orange into 8 pieces and place in the food processor along with the cranberries.
- Chop the raw cranberries and orange slices until you have size you want. Add in the sugar gradually and taste as you add it to get the flavor you enjoy.
- Store in an airtight container.