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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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GereneRH User ID: 6205898 4827
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2012

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

RosemaryKay User ID: 5624437 9388
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2010

"Absolutely delicious!"

blumeluvr User ID: 3420543 8059
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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