Grandma’s Cranberry Stuff
Total TimeStart to Finish: 10 min.
- 1 medium navel orange
- 1 package (12 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup California Walnuts, toasted
- Cut unpeeled orange into wedges, removing any seeds, and place in a food processor. Add cranberries and sugar; pulse until chopped. Add walnuts; pulse just until combined.
Editor's NoteTo toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Nutrition Facts1/4 cup: 148 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.
Nov 27, 2019
Nuts must be hand-chopped not put in food processor or it will ruin the whole thing. Yes an apple is good. And being a lover of spicy food I also add a chili de arbol! Good advice to adjust the sugar as a "pound" has shrunk to 12 ounces for the same price. Grrr...
Nov 24, 2019
This is a GREAT recipe, but missing one ingredient an APPLE with skin on. Using the apple you don't need to add all that sugar, maybe a couple of TBSP. Make the day before so the flavors can meld together, if still to tart for you, just and a little more sugar. I make the all year long not just on the holidays. It goes Great with Turkey(of course), Chicken, Ham and other pork cuts or any meat that you'd like a sweet tart relish with, In the summer it's great with anything grilled. I also have the hand crank food grinder and it works great, you get that little bit of crunch and not all mush. The longer is sits the better it gets and will last quite a while in the frig. Sometimes when I'm craving something sweet but don't want chocolate, I'll have a spoonful or two and craving is all gone. Enjoy!!
Oct 30, 2019
This is a good old recipe, but wasn't adjusted for time... Years ago the Cranberries were packed in 1 pound bags now they are in 12 ounce bags. As the amount of cranberries has been reduced from 1 pound to 3/4 pound, the sugar should also be reduced from 1 cup to 3/4 cup to keep it tart and not overly sweet. It is always better with Fresh Cranberries. Also use a hand cranked food grinder with coarse cutting plate installed and not a food processor so you do not end up with Cranberry puree. My Grandmother, Mother and Aunts have never used nuts in their recipe nor do I.
Oct 30, 2019
My grandmother also added an apple (with skin on) to this, and no walnuts. I have made this for probably 40 years now. Always remember her when I make it. Makes great leftovers, too!
Nov 3, 2018
My mom always used a raspberry jello, but I will try plain jelatin bc of the sugar ans food coloring. Thanks
Oct 24, 2018
I have made this for years. I have never put walnuts in it. Walnuts is not a nut that I will eat.
Dec 26, 2017
I think my family would have liked this better without the walnuts.
Dec 24, 2017
Can't get easier and sure beats the canned stuff.
Nov 23, 2016
This is a wonderful recipe. I too, like my Mom did, add an apple along with the orange. Can add nuts or not.
Nov 15, 2015
I use one orange seeded, one apple seeded, neither peeled and a package of washed and sorted cranberries. I run these through a grinder and add 1/2 to 3/4 c. of sugar. My Mother made it this way and this is how I've always prepared it for family dinners at Thanksgiving and Christmas. It's better when you make it a full day in advance of when you plan to serve it. Good with turkey or ham.