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Cranberry Relish

Cranberries are a must at Thanksgiving dinner.  But how many times have you seen a full dish of them when the meal was over?  That won't happen if you make these cranberries.  They are delicious! Once you taste this you will never purchase that nasty canned stuff again.  I promise.

Cranberry Relish
2  - 12oz. packages fresh cranberries
2 1/2 cups sugar
1  - 12oz. jar orange marmalade
1 cup chopped walnuts  (you can omit these if you don't like nuts)
makes 3 pints

In a large saucepan, stir sugar into cranberries.

Cook on medium - high heat, stirring often but not constantly.  You don't want the sugar to burn.

Keep cooking until the sugar and the juices from the berries mix together.

Cook a little more until the plump berries pop and the juices start to foam.

Stir in orange marmalade and walnuts.

Now it smells like Thanksgiving in the kitchen!  Spoon into jars or freezable containers.

You can process just like jam but I just stick it in the freezer or refrigerator.  It doesn't last past Christmas around here.

fyi: it's great on toast or turkey sandwiches too!


  1. Yummy! Thanks for the recipe. You're right - the 'other' stuff is always barely touched at our house too :) -Tammy

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  3. Yum! My favorite at the Thanksgiving table!

  4. Oh my goodness-this looks great and seems pretty easy. I'm in!

  5. I am earmarking this one for Christmas in Australia! I hope it works equally well with frozen berries. Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Carol,
    Frozen will work just fine. I bought my cranberries a few weeks ago and threw the bags in the freezer until I could whip this up.

  7. I made cranberry relish yesterday, too, though a slightly different recipe. Yours sounds great, though pretty high in calories.

  8. Love this recipe & will definitely be trying it out. I can imagine it's so fragrant.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Happy Thanksgiving

  9. YUMMY!! And my college boy can't have nuts, so they will probably stay out of this batch...but my mom brings me pecan pie, so I'm OK!!

  10. I saved this from last year so I could make it for this holiday season. I may add some well-drained crushed pineapple and some finely chopped celery right at the end. I cannot wait to fill my house with this wonderful aroma!


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