I have been making this recipe for cranberries since Jesus was a boy. Well maybe not that long. For the record I was not alive when Jesus was a child, but if I was I would have been making cranberries this way. It’s a family favorite and it’s just not Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner without this cranberry relish on the table.
One thing I always do a couple of days ahead of a holiday meal is the cranberry sauce; it actually tastes better after a day or two in the fridge. Homemade cranberry sauce is one of those recipes that seem like its a lot of work but really isn’t
Place all ingredients in a saucepan. You might notice in the picture I put the cloves in the rind of the lemon, they are easier to fish out later
Bring to a boil, then simmer for 20 minutes and you’re done! Chill in the fridge until you are ready to serve.
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Amazing Cranberry Relish
Simple but delicious recipe for homemade Cranberry Relish.
Yield: About 2 cups
12oz fresh cranberries
¾ cup sugar (add a 1/4 cup more if you like a sweeter sauce)
1 cup apple juice ( If you like boozy berries replace half the apple juice with Grand Marnier)
1 apple peeled and chopped
¼ cup cider vinegar
1 cinnamon stick
6 whole cloves
1 large slice lemon
Stick the cloves into the rind of the lemon and put in a large sauce pan. Add the rest of the ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Put in fridge until ready to serve. Remove lemon and cinnamon stick before serving. Should last in the fridge for about 7 days.