Cranberry Relish

A bright bowl of cranberry relish

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A bright bowl of cranberry relish

Cranberry Relish

Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 20 mins

Recipe Notes


  • 1/2 teaspoon each: ground cinnamon and ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon each: ground nutmeg and cloves
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 cup cranberry juice
  • 1 bag (12 oz) fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 cup each: dried cranberries, small diced dried apricots, and chopped toasted pecans
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup


  • Bring spices and cranberry juice to a boil in a large saucepan. Add cranberries and return to a boil, cooking until some of the cranberries just start to pop, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add dried cranberries, apricots, pecans, orange zest, and maple syrup; toss gently to coat. Cool and refrigerate until ready to use (Can be covered and refrigerated at least a week.)

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