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Festive Holiday Cranberry Relish

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"This festive side dish has been in our family for generations. It goes exceptionally well with ham or turkey. A great recipe for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner."
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1 h 40 m servings 111
Original recipe yields 16 servings (2 cups)


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  1. Stir cranberries, sugar, orange juice, water, lime juice, 1 teaspoon orange zest, and lime zest together in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook at a simmer until cranberries pop, about 20 minutes. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
  2. Transfer cooled sauce to serving bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until cold, about 1 hour. Garnish with a pinch of orange zest to serve.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 111 calories; 0 28.7 0.2 0 < 1 Full nutrition

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This was a very good and simple recipe. I didn't have a lime on hand so I just skipped it. The title indicates this as a relish but I would consider it a sauce since it is cooked on the stove. B...

This is the best recipe EVER!!! Thank you for posting. I've used this recipe before and then, moved to another country where I didn't have access to my recipes because they were in storage. I...

This is my go to for the holidays. Simple. Good flavor. Quick prep and not fussy.

This was the easiest most delicious cranberry relish I have ever tasted/made! I will make this from here on out for both Thanksgiving and Christmas

Great flavor! Loved the addition of lime. Don't skimp on the sugar. I only used a cup and one half and it wasn't sweet enough.