Citrus Cranberry Relish

It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving for me without homemade cranberry sauce or relish. It’s so simple to make and it tastes so good. When I’m starting my cooking for the holiday I love to make the cranberry sauce first , because it takes just a few minutes and I can look at my list of dishes to prepare and within minutes – cranberry relish – check and done!

From by the bay, wishing you citrus cranberry food memories!


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Citrus Cranberry Relish
Serves Six


2 oranges , juice and zest
1/2 cup fine sugar
1 12oz, package whole fresh cranberries
¼ cup Grand Mariner
1 cinnamon stick


Combine cranberries, orange juice, zest,sugar  and cinnamon in a medium sauce pan. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Reduce heat and simmer approximately 10 minutes until the cranberries start to burst. Remove from heat and add Grand Mariner. Cool completely and then chill in refrigerator. Cranberry sauce will thicken. Serve chilled.

3 thoughts on “Citrus Cranberry Relish

  1. karin

    Love this! It reminds me of the cranberry sauce my Oma used to make. She added pears to hers too.
    Happy Thanksgiving to all the Krakers!! xoxo

  2. EVA

    As a recent convert to cranberry sauces from scratch, your recipe is a stand out. It’s a hearty relish that makes a great side any time of the year. Brilliant idea to use Cranberry juice in place of water. I must confess that I had to substitute port wine for the apple brandy as I didn’t have any on hand, but I don’t think it took away from the flavor. Thanks for adding to our delicious meal of Cornish hens. Best wishes to you and all the staff at Entertaining by the Bay.

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