Toss the Canned Cranberry – 4 Ingredients you MUST buy for Thanksgiving

We are T minus 1 week until Turkey Time. And while the turkey won’t pass these lips, all the sides and condiments do. One of my favorites is homemade Fresh Cranberry Relish. The relish is the most beautiful ruby color you’ve ever seen.  Put the 4 ingredients below on your shopping list and plan on making this a day or 2 in advance.  I promise you, you will never buy canned or fresh store bought (for $10!!) ever again if you try this recipe.

Fresh Cranberry Relish

Use Bonne Maman peach preserves and you won’t be sorry

  1. 1 package fresh cranberries
  2. 1/2 cup fresh-squeezed orange juice (squeeze your own, or buy freshly squeezed)
  3. zest of 1 navel orange
  4. 1/2 jar peach preserves (I like Bonne Maman)

Rinse cranberries. Place in a pot with the orange juice, zest and preserves. Simmer, just until cranberries pop open, stirring occasionally. Should take 20 – 25 minutes.

Cool and serve, or store.  Serve in glass bowl for maximum effect at the dining table. Can be prepared 1- 2 days before Thanksgiving.

We picked up this recipe several years from our local supermarket Guido’s, in Great Barrington, and have been hooked ever since.

Please comment on what condiments, cranberry or otherwise, you serve at Thanksgiving.

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