This Cranberry Apple Relish is made with tart cranberries, granny smith apples and are combined with fresh oranges and sugar to make a scrumptious side dish to any holiday table.
When I was growing up we didn’t have anything fancy when it came to the cranberry sauce. It was sliced straight from the can, and I wouldn’t touch it. Looking back it was just a weird kid thing. I wouldn’t even taste it because it was congealed, and I thought that unless it was Jello, it shouldn’t be jiggly. The older I got, I tried some and thought “wow, I was missing out!”. We still buy the canned stuff, but every once in a while I like to fancy things up a bit.
Years ago we used to get those free baby magazines in the mail. You know the ones I’m talking about. You usually get a free sample of it in your welcome baby home baggie from the hospital. You fill out the card and receive it in the mail every month until your baby is a year old. They give you lots of advice from why your baby may be crying all night to how to handle the first week with a new born. Anyway. In one particular copy closer to the holiday months, there was a recipe for a recipe that was kid approved. At the time Kelsie wasn’t quite a year old yet, so I just ripped it out and stuck it into my box of recipes. I ran across it when she was about five and made it. We all enjoyed it. So much in fact, that it became a snack. I mean it’s a healthy snack, right? Cranberries, apples, and oranges, that’s healthy! (don’t pay attention to the sugar, haha)
That cranberry apple relish recipe got stuck back in the box, being forgotten, until this year. I ran across it looking for another recipe, and had to pull it out and make it. It’s too easy not too. The most work you do is waiting on the sugar to work it’s magic.
Cranberry Apple Relish
- 4 medium Granny Smith apple cored
- 2 cups fresh cranberries
- 2 small oranges peeled and sectioned
- 1 cup sugar
Using a food processor with coarse blades, coarsely chop a small amount of the apples, cranberries, and oranges at a time into about 1/4 inch pieces.
In a large bowl combine the chopped fruit and sugar.
Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.
Stir before serving.