Cranberry Raspberry Relish

 

CranberryRaspberryRelish

I was raised on jellied cranberry sauce from a can. Every year my father got out a square glass dish that had belonged to my grandmother and prepared the slices of jelly.

First, he used a can opener to open both ends of the can. Then the jelly was gently pushed out into the glass dish. When it was safely removed from the can in a perfect log the sharp can lid was used to slice rounds off of the jelly at every indentation left by the can.

It is one of the only traditions I remember of childhood Thanksgiving dinners. Because of that I was quite attached to my canned cranberry sauce.

At some point in my early 20s I picked up a bag of cranberries in the store and read the recipe on the back for sauce. I was surprised it was so easy. Everybody I knew just bought a can at Thanksgiving. They served it (with our without ceremony) and threw out most of the leftovers. Nobody cared a lot about it and that was that.

I broke with tradition that year and made a batch. It was a refreshing surprise! Then I added raspberries and I was a gonner. Now I look forward to the wonderful red cranberry raspberry relish that complements the bird so well.

Even my dad enjoys this version now but I confess I miss using the sharp aluminum lid to cut slices of thick red jelly and I guess I always will.

If you want something with a bit more zip in it, try my Jalapeno Cranberry Relish.

CranberryRaspberryJalapenoRelishThis post is participating in the Weekend Potluck!

CranberryRaspberryRelish

Cranberry Raspberry Relish
 
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This cranberry relish is surprisingly easy with gourmet results. The raspberries make it extraordinary.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 12 oz fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 6 oz fresh or frozen raspberries
Instructions
  1. In a medium saucepan combine the water, sugar, and cranberries. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  2. Turn down to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the raspberries and mash to desired consistency with a potato masher or large spoon.
  4. Chill and serve.

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Cranberry Raspberry Relish
Print Recipe
This cranberry relish is surprisingly easy with gourmet results. The raspberries make it extraordinary.
Servings
3 cups
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings
3 cups
Cook Time
15 minutes
Cranberry Raspberry Relish
Print Recipe
This cranberry relish is surprisingly easy with gourmet results. The raspberries make it extraordinary.
Servings
3 cups
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings
3 cups
Cook Time
15 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: cups
Instructions
  1. In a medium saucepan combine the water, sugar, and cranberries. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  2. Turn down to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the raspberries and mash to desired consistency with a potato masher or large spoon.
  4. Chill and serve.
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2 thoughts on “Cranberry Raspberry Relish

    • I’m sorry, Anne. This is a post from last fall when I was using a printable recipe option that was not very good. I have fixed the error. At some point we will convert all the posts with that printable option to the new one I’m using now. It is much better! I hope you enjoy the recipe!

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