Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Fresh Cranberry Orange Relish

I asked my mom to share this recipe with you all, so here you go...It is always on our Thanksgiving table.

This recipe came from my grandmother (Mama-my dad's mom); although in her recipe, it was never cooked. In the last couple of years, I tweaked it by adding the cinnamon stick and cooking it (after stumbling upon another similar recipe). It seems that when you cook it, it takes out the bitterness of the berries and turns it into a sweet-tart beautiful ruby-colored dish that is oh so good!

Fresh Cranberry Orange Relish

This recipe is free of milk, eggs, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish

1 - bag (12 oz.) cranberries
1 - medium orange
1 - large Red Delicious Apple
1/2 cup natural sugar (less processed than regular, white sugar)
1 cinnamon stick

Rinse & drain fruit. Slice unpeeled orange into 1/8's; remove any seeds. Core apple and cut into 1/4's. Place 1/2 cranberries, 1/2 orange, and 1/2 apple into food processor. Pulse until the pieces of fruit are small; remove from processor and place in a medium bowl. Repeat process with the rest of the fruit; add to bowl. Add sugar stirring well. Now take all of the cranberry mixture and place it in a medium fry pan and spread it out and add the cinnamon stick. Cook on medium heat stirring constantly for about 10-15 minutes. It should have a ruby-red appearance! Now let it cool; place in a beautiful, small clear glass bowl to show it off! (Cool in refrigerator while you are cooking the rest of your Thanksgiving meal!) Serve & enjoy! (Serves 8-10)

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