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5 from 3 votes

Cranberry Relish

Cranberry Relish is the easiest Thanksgiving recipe. It comes together in less than 10 minutes and can be made the night before. This Cranberry Orange Relish will add the perfect bright flavor to your holiday plate.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: thanksgiving recipes, thanksgiving side dishes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 71kcal
Author: Lisa Longley


  • 1 orange (or 2 teaspoons orange zest and 1/4 cup orange juice)
  • 12 ounces fresh cranberries (thrown in raw)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar


  • Zest the orange peel with a zester. You want to zest just until you begin to see the white under the skin and not further. You will need 2 teaspoons of zest.
  • Cut the orange in half and juice it. You will need 1/4 cup of orange juice.
  • Add the cranberries, orange juice, orange zest, and sugar to a food processor and pulse just enough to finely dice the cranberries. Be careful not to over pulse.
  • Store in an airtight container and refrigerate for an hour before serving for best flavors.



Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg