Spiced Cranberry Relish

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Zesty Sweet & Spicy

Zesty Sweet & Spicy

A zesty little number which happens to be tasty, quick and easy and versatile too. Don’t stop at the turkey, try a spoonful over camenbert, for a deliciously festive canape, or dollop over a meringue topped with sweetened whipped cream for a Christmas pavlova  Scrummyy!!!

Serving Size: Enough for 4 people
Preparation & Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Effort Level: Dead easy
Shelf Life: 3 weeks kept refrigerated

150g fresh cranberries
1 medium orange
4 cloves
1 tsp ground allspice (or use mixed spice if you don’t have)
4 tbsp caster sugar
½ tsp cinnamon

Airtight container – sealed kilner jars are best
Small frying pan
Fine microplane
Lemon juicer or reamer

N.B:  If preferred, take off the clove heads and crush to a powder using the back of a teaspoon, this saves fishing them out later.

Here’s What You Do:
Place the cranberries in a small frying pan.

Finely grate the zest of 1 orange and add to the pan. Now squeeze the juice over the cranberries. Add 4 tbsp caster sugar, 4 cloves, 1 tsp allspice and ½ tsp cinnamon.

Place over a medium heat for 5 minutes or until the cranberries are all popping.

Increase to a high heat and let it bubble for a couple of minutes until the sauce thickens, then take off the heat.

Taste and add more sugar if necessary then leave to cool.

Once cold, scoop out the cloves (if they went in whole) before spooning into an airtight container then store in the fridge until needed.

Gently re-heat or serve cold and enjoy with roast turkey. It’s also a brilliant partner to camembert. 

7 Responses to “Spiced Cranberry Relish”

  1. Jennie says:

    I whipped up a batch of this on Christmas morning with my mother in law sitting at the kitchen table watching – you cant imagine how impressed she was!!!!! She’s told all the family how wonderful I am 🙂

  2. Joanne Varne says:

    Dheena a friend of mine recommended your site. I haven’t had time to try your christmas recipes other than the spiced cranberry relish which looked superb and as I discovered has a taste to match. Really fruity and zesty with plenty of spice. I made several jarfuls for christmas presents to give to my family and everyone round the table agreed how good it was and greedily spooned on seconds! Next year I’m doing Christmnas and look forward to trying more of your easy recipes.
    Thank you.

  3. I love anything cranberry this time of year and this relish looks delicious. I would love to make some for gifts but also keep back a few jars for myself. 🙂

  4. Janice says:

    I made this today too. I made a much bigger quantity and it worked just as well. I’ve blogged about it HERE

  5. Emma says:

    I had a go at this today and am really pleased with the results – I blogged about it on my own blog. Thanks for suggesting this!

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