Cranberry Orange and Apple Relish

Cranberry sauce in a can is gross.  I don’t care what you’re used to, it is time to grow up and make your own.  There are many reasons–

  1. Kids love the cool popping sounds that the berries make as they explode juice all over the stove top
  2. It’s better, that’s why
  3. All the cool kids are doing it.

Glad you’re on board.  Here’s how it’s done:

  • 1 orange
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup port
  • 1 12oz bag of cranberries (not dried)
  • 1 apple, finely chopped

Grate the zest and squeeze the juice from the orange into a medium sized pot.

Add the port.

Over medium heat, dissolve the sugar in the orange juice and port.

Stir in cranberries, zest and apple.  Cook uncovered for 8-10 minutes, or until the popping has stopped and the mixture becomes thick.

Remove 1/2 the mixture and blend it until it forms a smooth jelly.  Add back into the pot.

C hill for about an hour, and serve cool or at room temperature.