Cranberry Relish

Cranberry Relish

It’s that time of year – Holidays and Cranberry Relish Season! Cranberries are in stores and on-sale everywhere, which is nice as I like to grab several extra bags and throw them in the freezer to use later when they are not so easy to find or simple over-prized.

This is our family’s favorite no-fail recipe. Simply chop the cranberries in a food processor along with one peeled orange. Transfer to a bowl, add sugar and lemon juice. Let sit in the refrigerator overnight and your done!

Cranberry Relish Ingredients

  • Cranberries – 2 bags of whole fresh cranberries
  • Orange
  • Lemon juice
  • Sugar
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Bag of cranberries, container of sugar, an orange and food processor sitting on a cream colored surface.

How to make Cranberry Relish

In a food processor, pulse cranberries 1 bag at a time until finely chopped, including orange with last bag. Remove and place in a large mixing bowl. Stir in sugar and lemon juice. Store in airtight container overnight for best results which will allow the flavors to blend.

So simple and easy! And so much better than any store bought kind.

Makes the perfect side to holiday meals and with so many other meals.

ceramic bowl with cranberry relish on a wicker mat

Benefits of Cranberries

Cranberries are loaded with vitamins and minerals which help with kidney and urinary tract health. They also have anti-inflammatory benefits and help to reduce blood pressure, and aid with gut help.

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Cranberry Relish

Holiday Cranberry Relish
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cranberry
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 day
Total Time: 1 day 10 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 81kcal
Author: hungrydanekitchen


  • 2 bags whole cranberries, fresh rinsed well
  • 1 orange peeled
  • 1 tsp lemon juice fresh squeezed
  • 3/4 cup sugar granulated


  • Place cranberries 1 bag at a time in a food processor and until chopped fine. Transfer to large mixing bowl.
  • Repeat with second bag and orange. Add to bowl.
  • Stir in sugar and lemon juice until combined.
  • Transfer to airtight container and store in refrigerator overnight.
  • Serve with your favorite meal!


Serving: 10g | Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 31mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 37IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg

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