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Apple Cranberry Relish

Apple Cranberry Relish

Serves: 8

Category: Salads, Dressings, Dips and Sauces

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Here is the perfect substitute for sugar-laden cranberry sauce. Make it a new family tradition!

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3 pounds apples, peeled and cored, cut into 1 inch cubes
1 cup fresh cranberries
1 navel orange, peeled and chopped
1/3 cup raisins
1 1/2 cups water
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Place all ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until the apples and cranberries are soft, stirring frequently. Add more liquid if necessary.

Mash with a potato masher. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Calories 115; Protein 1 g; Carbohydrates 30 g; Sugars 23 g; Total Fat 0.3 g; Saturated Fat 0 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 3 mg; Fiber 3.6 g; Beta-Carotene 49 ug; Vitamin C 19 mg; Calcium 25 mg; Iron 0.3 mg; Folate 6 ug; Magnesium 12 mg; Potassium 239 mg; Zinc 0.1 mg; Selenium 0.1 ug

Comments (6):



02/11/2012 01:10 PM

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This is excellent and should be made year round, not just during the holidays. I recommend dicing the apples instead of mashing them, and doubling the amount of cranberries, adding 1/2 cup more water as well. Great added to oatmeal, or as a side dish with most meals. Also great added to salads, and good with a few walnuts as toppers.
This comment was last edited on 02/11/2012 11:30 PM


11/13/2013 12:15 AM

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This is a perfect dish to substitute cranberry sauce/jelly at Thanksgiving. I made it last year and it was so good I had to stop myself from eating it with a spoon! Really deliciously tart and sweet - all the flavor I loved about sugary cranberry sauce with a healthy nutrient boost!

I will definitely be making this again for Thanksgiving this year!


11/29/2013 11:28 AM

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I made this recipe exactly as written and it was delicious! I served it as part of our Thanksgiving feast along with traditional cranberry sauce and to my surprise several of my family members preferred it. I had some the next morning along with a sprinkling of nuts on top for my breakfast. I will definitely make this again - often.


11/21/2018 09:40 PM

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I made this in the Instant Pot--manual for two minutes and only a half cup of water. I liked it but found it a bit sour, maybe because I didn't peel the apples? Next time I'd still keep the peels on but use sweeter apples or more raisins. I also diced the apples small instead of mashing everything.

This comment was last edited on 11/21/2018 09:41 PM


01/01/2019 03:51 PM

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I think all the cranberry recipes would be great in plain, unsweetened and/or greek (plain, unsweetened) almond (no dairy!) yogurt.  Perhaps even coconut plain, unsweetened yogurt as well.  Just enough of a kick of sweetness and greatness (yum) to the unsweetened almond yogurt.  To all those who dislike plain, unsweetened, dairy-free yogurt, give this a try!

This comment was last edited on 02/25/2020 07:13 PM


11/07/2019 04:02 PM

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This is an amazing dish just the way it is. Perfect sweet/tart ratio. 

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12/09/2019 08:51 PM

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We agree, it was great!