Cranberry Relish

For those of you who truly long for something better, here is where you will find it with little effort. Making cranberry relish from scratch is so easy. The key here is to simmer then for ten minutes after you start to hear the cranberries pop. Remove from the heat and let them cool. It will look not look right when you pull them off the stove as it needs to rest. You can readily add a chopped up Granny Smith or Honeycrisp apple or dried cherries for some variety. The recipe is simple"

1 bag of fresh cranberries
1 cup sugar
1 cup water, orange or cranberry juice


  1. I made that for the first time this year. While I was pleased with the results, I thought it was too sweet and wondered about reducing the sugar some, whether it would still gel.

  2. Yes, it will still gel - just not to the level expected. Usin water instead of juice will also reduce the sweetness level. I have done it with 1/2 cup sugar and it still turned out fine - not as thick, but fine.