Cranberry Relish

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It’s already November 10th, and Thanksgiving is quickly approaching so it’s obviously time for me to start sharing some Thanksgiving recipes. Even though we won’t be celebrating a traditional American Thanksgiving here in France, we will definitely be attempting it. It’s Ellie’s first Thanksgiving, so obviously we wouldn’t want her to miss out – even if she can’t actually eat any of the food this year.

Everyone has their favorite recipes from when they were growing up. For me, this recipe isn’t one of them. I wouldn’t touch this cranberry relish when I was a kid. I thought it was so bitter and sour, and I would opt for the canned stuff every single time. Little did I know that it would end up being one of my favorites as an adult. So when my mom was trying to clean out her freezer this summer, we whipped up a batch of cranberry relish with a bag of cranberries she had frozen after last Thanksgiving. I knew I wanted to share this recipe with you, and I wasn’t sure if I’d get the chance to make it in France since it’s relatively hard to find cranberries here (but, I’m still hoping).

The best part is that this recipe is super easy, and can be made up to several days ahead of time to make your Thanksgiving prep just a little less crazy. It takes just 3 ingredients – cranberries, an orange and a little bit of sugar (my mom recommends using a navel orange because they don’t have seeds). Everything gets thrown into a food processor, and that’s it. Just refrigerate the relish until you’re ready to serve.


Cranberry Relish

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 1 12-ounce bag fresh cranberries
  • 1 orange, quartered*
  • 1/3 cup sugar


  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Blend until smooth, but still grainy.
  2. Chill for at least 1 hour, or until ready to serve.


  • Calories: 0
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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