Cranberry Relish

The perfect cranberry accompaniment to your Thanksgiving turkey. This recipe adds cinnamon, sugar, and orange zest for even more flavor.

Cranberry Relish
16 to 20
1/4 cup
4-1/2 to 5 cups
10 mins
  • 24 ounces fresh cranberries (6 cups)
  • 1 cup full-bodied red wine or cranberry juice
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest
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Wash cranberries; drain. Remove any spoiled berries. In a wide nonreactive skillet combine wine, sugar, 1/4 tsp. salt, and cinnamon stick. Bring to simmer, stirring to dissolve sugar; cook one minute. Add the cranberries; cook, stirring constantly, until they begin to pop, 3 to 5 minutes. Add orange zest; cook a few seconds longer. Remove from heat. Cool. Remove cinnamon stick. For thicker relish, smash berries slightly with back of spoon. Makes 16 to 20 (1/4-cup) servings.


  • Relish can be made up to 1 week in advance. Store, covered, in refrigerator.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 94, Fat, total (g) 0, chol. (mg) 0, sat. fat (g) 0, carb. (g) 22, Monosaturated fat (g) 0, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0, fiber (g) 2, sugar (g) 18, pro. (g) 0, vit. A (IU) 0, vit. C (mg) 5.31, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0.02, Niacin (mg) 0, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0.02, Folate (µg) 0, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, sodium (mg) 33, Potassium (mg) 33, calcium (mg) 0, iron (mg) 0.18, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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