After making this relish, you will never eat the canned stuff again.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
3 hrs
total:
3 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring the sugar, orange liqueur, orange juice, ginger, and orange zest to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir until the sugar has dissolved, then stir in the cranberries, and cook until they pop, about 5 minutes. Add the pecans, pour into a bowl, and refrigerate several hours until cold.

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Nutrition Facts

206 calories; protein 0.9g 2% DV; carbohydrates 41.4g 13% DV; fat 4.1g 6% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 1.6mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2009
Wonderful as is but then I added a dash of allspice for a little extra flavor. Cardamom would work nicely too. And triple sec works just fine if you don't have Grand Marnier. A tip for storing fresh ginger which tends to spoil quickly: slice put in a baggie and freeze. Frozen ginger is easier to chop or mince. You can also freeze a whole "hand" (peeled or not) for grating but the consistency of the grated ginger will be a bit mushy. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2009
Wonderful as is but then I added a dash of allspice for a little extra flavor. Cardamom would work nicely too. And triple sec works just fine if you don't have Grand Marnier. A tip for storing fresh ginger which tends to spoil quickly: slice put in a baggie and freeze. Frozen ginger is easier to chop or mince. You can also freeze a whole "hand" (peeled or not) for grating but the consistency of the grated ginger will be a bit mushy. Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2010
I've made this before and it's great! This time I borrowed an idea from "Superb Cranberry Sauce with Apples and Pears " and I added a diced apple and diced pear (cored peel left on) and it was amazing added another complex layer of flavor. I made it the day before Thanksgiving but found out the day after it was even better. Next time I'm making this two days ahead. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2010
For someone who grew up hating cranberry relish this recipe is sublime! I made it to go with the traditional turkey but also had plenty of leftovers--used some of it on a turkey sandwich (yum) and with a pork roast (yum again). I froze what was left and that left me with some more to enjoy at a later date! I pretty much used the recipe as is with the exception of a bit of lemon zest--the combination of lemon and orange brought out the flavors really well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2009
This was a huge hit. I didn't have fresh ginger so I subbed a couple shakes of powdered ginger instead. I also forgot to toast the pecans and just added them raw. Still turned out fabulous. My first time making cranberry sauce from scratch and it was a breeze. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/30/2009
I enjoyed making this relish but it was tarter than my family usually enjoys. Next time out I think I will decrease the orange juice some and possibly increase the sugar. I liked the fact that you could taste a hint of the Grand Marnier but it wasn't "boozy" at all. A nice compliment to the mixture. I am sure that once I get the tartness balanced to my family's satisfaction that this will be a regular guest at our holiday dinner table. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2011
I substituted 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger for the fresh root and it was just enough for a little hint of ginger. I also used Triple Sec in lieu of the Grand Marnier omitted pecans (allergies) and increased the orange zest to 2-3 Tbsp.; its about what a small orange produced. Delicious everyone enjoyed it I will be making this again thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2009
This is my favorite now. I followed the recipe exactly and ended up with 2 pints. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2011
To me this is the perfect cranberry relish. Quite a bit more costly than that canned glop as it should be. To my surprise although everyone liked it there were some people at my 18 people dinner who missed the old "traditional" canned stuff. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2009
This went over so well on Thanksgiving I have decided to make it again for Christmas. The flavors are well combined. This makes the perfect cranberry relish. Read More
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