Cranberry Orange Relish

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


about 2 quarts

Updated: May. 12, 2023
With its festive color and refreshing citrus-cranberry flavor, this lovely cranberry orange relish works well at holiday gatherings. It’s also convenient because you can make it in advance. —Clara Honeyager, North Prairie, Wisconsin
Cranberry Orange Relish Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 packages (12 ounces each) fresh cranberries
  • 3 large navel oranges, cut into wedges
  • 2 cups sugar


  1. In a food processor, process the cranberries and oranges in batches until finely chopped. Place in a large container; stir in sugar. Cover and refrigerate until serving.

Can you freeze Cranberry Orange Relish ?

Freeze relish in freezer containers. To use, thaw in refrigerator overnight before serving.

Cranberry Orange Relish Tips

Can you make cranberry orange relish ahead of time?

Yes! In fact, the flavors blend and improve as this relish chills. You can also freeze leftover cranberry orange relish for future meals.

How do you serve cranberry orange relish?

Serve cranberry orange relish on a gorgeous charcuterie board with crackers, meat and cheese, or alongside roasted turkey breast or Christmas goose. For an easy appetizer, spoon the relish over a block of cream cheese, pop oven a sleeve of crackers, and serve!

What can you do with leftover cranberry orange relish?

Leftovers are delicious on cold turkey sandwiches, with fried pork chops or even atop crispy old-fashioned Belgian waffles with maple syrup.

Christine Rukavena/, Taste of Home Senior Book Editor
Sugared Cranberries
Heat 3 tablespoons light corn syrup in microwave until warm; gently toss with 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, allowing excess syrup to drip off. Toss in 1/3 cup sugar to coat. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set, about 1 hour. 

Nutrition Facts

1/4 cup: 68 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 2g fiber), 0 protein.