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No cooking necessary! It only takes 5 minutes and 5 ingredients to make this easy cranberry relish. Serve this fruit relish with crackers, meat, on sandwiches or with cream cheese.
I love cranberries during the holiday season. They have a big, beautiful, bold color which makes everything a bit more cheerful. Serve them in jello salad, pie or punch. Cranberries are versatile and delicious almost any meal of the day.
We got this recipe from friends during the last holiday season. It was the first time I had ever tried a fresh cranberry recipe and I was surprised at how much I liked it. Bonus points for it being easy! Let’s make it!
Cranberry sauce is normally cooked and sweet in flavor. Cranberry relish is made with fresh fruits and is uncooked. It is usually much more tart than cooked sauces, but that makes it a nice complement to a rich Thanksgiving or Christmas feast.
One of the things you might be wondering about is how to chop up all those little cranberries to make relish. The easiest way to do this is to use your food processor and “pulse” it until the cranberries are as chopped as you’d like.
It’s very easy! No cooking involved. You need a food processor for it to be easy though. Take the following:
The amount of sugar you use will depend on how sweet you’d like it. We like our relish to be tart so only add in ½ cup.
Place this all in a food processor and pulse until it is evenly chopped.
That’s it! This might be your easiest Thanksgiving or Christmas side dish.
You can serve cranberry relish on turkey, used on sandwiches or even just eaten with a spoon as a fruit side dish. You can also spoon the relish over a block of cream cheese and serve it with crackers. It’s a great appetizer idea!
We like to make our cranberry relish no more than 2 days in advance. You might get away with 3 days. It will create juice as it sits, so be prepared for that.