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Cranberry Relish by Candidly Delicious

Cranberry Relish

Course: Dressings and Sauces, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Kosher, Pescatarian, Vegetarian, Weight Watchers
Keyword: Egg-free, Entertaining, Fall, Freestyle Points, Healthy, Husband-approved, Make-ahead, Nut-free, Thanksgiving, Wheat-free, Winter
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 119kcal
Making cranberry sauce from real, fresh ingredients is easy! In this recipe, I will show you exactly how. This Cranberry Relish rides the line between tart and sweet with an added tang of citrus.
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  • Potato Masher
  • Microplane (for zesting)
  • Mesh Hand Strainer


  • 3 Cups Fresh Cranberries
  • 1 Cups Sugar
  • 1 Orange juiced and zested
  • ½ Cup Water
  • ½ teaspoon Cardamom


  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add all of the ingredients, then stir to evenly distribute.
  • Bring to a boil, then turn to and simmer until the cranberries start to burst.
  • Smash the cranberries with a potato masher. Continue to simmer stirring frequently for 10 minutes.


Serve at room temperature or cold. Stores best in the refrigerator. You can make in advance and freeze it. Allow to defrost at room temperature.


Sodium: 1.7mg | Sugar: 27.2g | Calories: 119kcal | Fat: 0.1g | Protein: 0.3g | Carbohydrates: 30.6g