Please do your turkey a favor and DO NOT use canned cranberry sauce on it. The jelly texture gives me the heebie-jeebies and does anyone even know what’s in it?
Fresh cranberry relish is the best way to magnify your juicy turkey. Tart cranberries, sweet applesauce, juicy oranges with a little kick from a jalapeno?!?! Your turkey will never be complete again without it! The vibrant colors of this dish are decoration enough… BUT, I have fallen in love with this white pumpkin bowl. I can’t wait to serve my cranberry relish in it! There are also matching salt and pepper shakers. I love Thanksgiving!
- 1 12-oz. package fresh or frozen cranberries
- 1 Tbs orange zest
- 1 navel orange peeled and coarsely chopped
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 jalapeño pepper seeded and coarsely chopped
- 2 Tbs chopped fresh cilantro
Pulse cranberries in a food processor until coarsely chopped. Transfer to a bowl.
Pulse next 5 ingredients in food processor 3 to 5 times or until orange, pepper, and cilantro are finely chopped. Stir into cranberries; cover and chill 2 to 24 hours.
I’ve only begun building your Thanksgiving feast! Don’t forget about these side dishes.
Wow, this looks simply divine! Thank you for sharing!
Thanks, Jessica! I even put it on some grilled chicken and it was amazing.
I never would have thought to make my own cranberry relish – what a great idea! Although I must say, I like the jellied cranberry sauce in a can…. that is, until I look at the ingredient list I’m sure!
Thanks, Yvonne! My mom loves the canned cranberry sauce too. Trust me… this is much better tasting AND healthier.
I don’t see ginger at all in the ingredients list, but you mention it in the directions. How much ginger?
I’m so sorry, Kristy! I removed the ginger from the recipe and overlooked the ingredient in the directions. Thank you for asking and SO sorry for the typo. Thanks again!