Granny’s Cranberry Relish

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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.

Enjoy!

 

 

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