Cranberry-Orange Relish

Last Thanksgiving, instead of cranberry sauce I decided to try something different with fresh cranberries. I searched the Internet for fresh cranberry sauce recipes and happened upon a cranberry-orange relish. So I decided it was worth a try.

All it called for was 1 lb of raw cranberries chopped finely; 3 oranges, wedged and sugar to taste.

It turned out very well, but I felt it needed something. So, I decided to fool around with it.

Here’s what I came up with:
1 lb. cranberries, washed and chopped finely (you can pulse it in your blender).
1 orange, peeled, seeded with the wedges cut in half.
1 orange-juiced and zested.
1 small lemon, juiced and zested
A dash of orange liquor (such as Gran Marnier)
1/4 cup granulated sugar

Mix all of the ingredients together in a large bowl and place in the refrigerator to marinate for about an hour.

This is a great fresh, refreshing relish that will go with more than just turkey~

Some recipes called for chopped pecans, walnuts, cinnamon – whatever you want to experiment with – go for it!