Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is our family recipe for cranberry relish. It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without it. It's so good that I buy extra cranberries in the fall for making relish to go along with chicken the rest of the year. I first learned to make this with a table-top grinder, then adapted it to a food processor.


  1. In food processor with metal blade, chop cranberries. No need to defrost cranberries if frozen. Frozen cranberries make bright red relish. Scrape chopped cranberries into separate bowl.
  2. Replace metal blade with small shredder disk. Cut orange & apple into quarters. Remove core from apple but keep skin of both orange & apple.
  3. Shred orange & apple in food processor. Replace shredder disk with metal blade and chop orange & apple pieces to about the size of the chopped cranberries.
  4. Scrape chopped orange & apple into bowl with cranberries. Add lemon juice and sugar. Mix well.
  5. The relish is best if you give the sugar some time to dissolve -- that's the "cooking" time.


Most Helpful

The simple relish I grew up on. Simple and sweet and tart, this is great.

stgmngrjan November 25, 2010

This was a hit in our house! I had to make some ever so slight changes. Cranberries are not in season right now but I really wanted to make this. So I bought whole cranberry sauce (canned). I don't have a shredder disk on my food processor (I took this from my mom and left that part at her house) So, I put everything in at once and processed. Mine might not look the same if you follow the method. I lowered the amount of sugar due to the cranberry sauce. This was really tasty though! I will be making this again for thanksgiving. My kids ate it like apple sauce! Thank you so much! Made for Fall PAC 2008

Proud Veteran's wife October 14, 2008

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