Simple Cranberry-Citrus Relish

simple-cranberry-citrus-relish Photo: Alexandra Rowley


  • 1 (10-ounce) package fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup sugar, or more to taste
  • 1 3-inch orange rind strip
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice (about 1/2 a large orange)
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick


1. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, turn heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes, until cranberries pop and mixture thickens.

2. Remove the cloves and the cinnamon stick with a slotted spoon, transfer to a bowl; refrigerate until ready to use.

    Prep: 5 minutes; Cook: 20 minutes. This simple whip-it-up relish trumps the old cranberry sauce standby on healthfulness and taste. It can be made up to three days in advance, and stored in the refrigerator until Thanksgiving dinner.
  • Yield: Makes 10 servings (serving size: 1/4 cup)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 74
Fat per serving: 0.0g
Saturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Protein per serving: 0.0g
Carbohydrate per serving: 19g
Fiber per serving: 1g
Cholesterol per serving: 0.0mg
Iron per serving: 0.0mg
Sodium per serving: 1mg
Calcium per serving: 5mg