This fresh cranberry-orange relish recipe takes just a few more minutes to make than opening a can of jellied cranberry sauce. And it tastes WAY better. Well, at least I think so. It’s fresh – so no cooking involved – and has a wonderful sweet-tart taste that is perfect with turkey or chicken. I’ve been using this recipe for eons every Canadian and American Thanksgiving (my husband is American, I am Canadian). Every bite of turkey, smothered in gravy is brightened with a dab of this cranberry-orange relish. It adds a great little zing.
With only 3 ingredients, the recipe takes about 5 minutes to make in a food processor. Start with a bag of fresh cranberries (frozen are fine too), add an orange – yes, a whole one peel and all – and sugar to taste. Process for a minute or two. Done! How easy is that. Make it early in the day or a day or two ahead to let the flavours blend if you have time, but don’t worry if you have to do it at the last minute. It still tastes great. It freezes well or can be kept in the fridge for up to a week.