Monday, October 29, 2012

Cranberry Orange Relish

 Well with Thanksgiving right around the corner I thought I would share my recipe for Cranberry Orange Relish.  What makes this different then your regular one is that I use orange juice in place of water.  When cranberries go on sale after all of the holidays, I usually buy 3 or 4 bags and place them in my freezer so that I can have this relish all year long!  Cranberries are so, so good for us too!

Now I forgot to take a picture of the ingredients but you will need, one bag of cranberries, one cup of sugar and one cup of your favorite orange juice.  I usually mix my sugar and orange juice together in my saucepan and let it heat up until all of the sugar is melted, then I add my whole cranberries.  Oh, make sure you go thru them first and discard any of those that look bad to you.
Then I bring them to a boil, stir and reduce the heat to just a low simmer, you don't want them to bubble over onto your stove, what a mess that is to clean up, yes, I've done it many a time.  Cook until you get it to the consistency you like, and remove from the heat.
 As you can see, some are mush and others are whole.  After removing from the heat, let them cool.  Then serve or put into a container and place them into the refrigerator to thicken up some.   YUMMY!!!

Cranberry Orange Relish

1 bag of whole cranberries, picked over and discard any bad ones
1 cup of white sugar
1 cup of orange juice

Mix the sugar and orange juice into a medium saucepan.  Heat so that the sugar dissolves.  Now add your cranberries to this mixture, bring to a boil and than reduce the heat to simmer.  Cook for about 15 minutes or until it is the consistency of your choosing.

I found this recipe over on Allrecipes many years ago.

Hope you all have a great day, bye for now!


1 comment:

Chanda said...

Mmmmmmm, I love me some cranberry relish!!! Looks yummy!