With Thanksgiving right around the corner I thought I’d re-share one of my family’s favorite recipes. Growing up, the only cranberry relish I ever had was the kind that came with the lines in it (otherwise known as “canned”!) which I really didn’t like. When Mike and I started dating I was hesitant to try his grandma’s relish. To be honest, it was quite a few years before I actually tried it. When I think back on all the years of yummy goodness that I missed….
This has become one of our family’s favorite and it’s so easy to make (and freezes really well!) that I always make sure to keep it in the freezer so I can serve it regularly with our dinner. Every time I make it I think of Granny, who is no longer with us, and it bring a smile to my face. Hopefully your family will enjoy it as much as mine does!
Granny’s Cranberry Relish
1 bag cranberries
1 large can crushed pineapple – drained
1 large orange (or two small oranges)
1 – 2 apples, peeled and cored
3/4 cup sugar
In a food processor chop the cranberries, orange and apples. Dump drained pineapple, cranberries, orange and apples into a bowl and add sugar. You can add more or less sugar to taste but if you don’t add enough sugar this tends to be pretty tart.
Let sit for a couple of hours before refrigerating. I typically divide into 1 1/2 cup servings and freeze. If freezing will last for 6-12 months. In the refrigerator use within 2-3 weeks.