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Gingered Cranberry-Pear Relish Recipe

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I made this for Christmas dinner and it quickly became a favorite. It has a nice balance of sweet and tart. —Wendy Stenman
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 15 servings


  • 3 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 2 cups peeled and chopped pears (about 2 medium pears)
  • 1-1/3 cups orange juice
  • 1-1/4 cups dried cranberries
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons dried currants or raisins
  • 3 tablespoons minced crystallized ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom


  1. In a large saucepan, combine all the ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. Yield: 15 servings.
Editor's Note: You may substitute 1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground ginger for the crystallized ginger
Originally published as Gingered Cranberry-Pear Relish in Test Kitchen Favorites 2004 2005, p226

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