Cranberry Fruit Relish Recipe
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Cranberry Fruit Relish Recipe

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Rich color, a perky texture and tongue-tingling flavor make this relish a feast for the eyes and the taste buds. It's lovely for a special dinner, a ladies luncheon or as a stand-alone salad topped with cottage cheese. It's also a great way to use up holiday cranberries. —Henryetta Lewis Santa Fe, New Mexico
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:16 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 3-1/2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 medium navel orange, peeled and sectioned
  • 1 medium apple, cored and cut into wedges
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 101 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 2g fiber), 0 protein.


  1. Pulse cranberries, orange and apple in a blender or food processor until chopped. Remove to a bowl; stir in remaining ingredients. Refrigerate, covered, at least 2 hours. Yield: about 4 cups.
Originally published as Cranberry Fruit Relish in Taste of Home February/March 2001, p33

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Reviewed Jan. 22, 2015

"A nice combination of sweet and tangy."

Reviewed Dec. 22, 2013

"To "scurlock" my suggestion would be to use a food processor to chop the fruits to a fairly fine consistency. I found this recipe a couple years ago and it's a favorite. Most compliment how the freshness of the flavors of this compliment the flavors of the meat and side dishes with something that's not heavy and therefore adds a nice sweet/tart flavor to the meal. Hope this helps."

Reviewed Dec. 2, 2013

"Ok, I made this according to the recipe, but it looks nothing like the picture. Mine turned out mostly white looking from the chopped cranberries, apple, orange and pineapple. Really had a lot of juice also. It tastes fine but was disappointed in the looks of it. Definitely not pretty like it shows in the picture. What did I do wrong? Was something left out of the recipe like food coloring or red jello?"

Reviewed Nov. 24, 2013

"I found this recipe years ago, it has become a family tradition for the holidays, we absolutely love this!"

Reviewed Dec. 17, 2012

"Sorry but I doctor all recipes, I use them as a starting location. Real fresh berries cooked down, 1/4 cup water in a 3qt sauce pan bag of berries simmer down with 1/2 cup splenda stirring occasionally till all berries are broke open and mushy, watch heat it thickens fast in the end, cool and add can mandarin oranges, cup or so chunk pineapple, apple bits or cup of chunky apple sauce, a cup of fresh or frozen blueberries, stir and chill. I left out ginger and nutmeg not a fan of them. Really is good any time fresh cranberries are lower in price. Makes a great fruity side dish with with any meal, and good for you."

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