Spicy Orange Cranberry Relish

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During the holidays, it's easy to defer to the classics. It's what you've known your whole life, so why change things up now? I like to think of the holidays as a time of year where I can really shake things up and turn up the traditional.

I've never been a huge proponent of cranberry sauce, but I can get behind cranberry relish. Something about the texture makes all the difference. This recipe for cranberry relish certainly kicks things up a notch with some spicy red pepper jelly and sweet tangy oranges.

It's really so simple to make, there's only one step: toss all the ingredients in a food processor and blend. Seriously, that's it. The relish can be served chilled or at room temperature. It freezes great so you can make it in bulk and reuse throughout the holiday season too.

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Spicy Orange Cranberry Relish

  • Number of Servings: 5
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
Spicy Orange Cranberry Relish


  • 12 oz fresh cranberries
  • 2 oranges, seeds & peels removed
  • 1 cup red pepper jelly
  • 1 cup sugar

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  1. Use a food processor to blend the cranberries, oranges and pepper jelly.
  2. OPTIONAL: In a sauce pan over medium high heat, bring the relish to a simmer and reduce until the liquid has evaporated.
  3. Chill for at least one hour or until ready to serve. Enjoy!

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