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Standish House Cranberry Relish Recipe

As a descendant of Myles Standish, I sponsored a dinner at my bed-and-breakfast a few years back to offer folks some holiday history and a taste of the foods offered at the first Thanksgiving. This relish was one of the menu items.—Standish House, Norman Standish, Lanark, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:12 servings


  • 3/4 cup orange or apple juice
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Dash ground cloves
  • 1 package (12 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  • 1. In a saucepan, combine juice, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until sugar is dissolved. Add cranberries and raisins; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 3-4 minutes or until cranberries pop. Remove from the heat; stir in nuts. Chill for several hours. Yield: about 3 cups.

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 117 calories, 4g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.

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Reviewed Oct. 20, 2012

"I make this every year since it was first in TOH. My family LOVES it!!!"

Reviewed Nov. 22, 2010

"Absolutely delicious!"

Reviewed Nov. 22, 2010

"This is very easy to make and the taste is excellent. Pairs nicely with pork, chicken or even salmon. Used 1/2 recipe combined with apples for an apple pie and topped with streusel topping...yumm!!"

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