Cranberry Pear Relish

Pat Duran


Carla Hall says,"Give your Thanksgiving turkey some delicious support by adding this side dish to the table this year!"


★★★★★ 2 votes

2 servings
10 Min
40 Min
Stove Top


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  • 1 lb
    fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 c
    red wine
  • 2 medium
    lemon zest strips
  • 4 medium
    pears, peeled, cored and diced in 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 small
    onion, diced 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 small
    2-inch piece fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp

How to Make Cranberry Pear Relish


  1. Place onions, sugar, wine. ginger. lemon zest and salt in a medium saucepan.
    Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer for 15 minutes.
    Add cranberries and pears to the pan, and continue to simmer for an additional 20 minutes or until the cranberries and onions have softened, and the color is a rich scarlet.
    Remove lemon zest strips. Allow relish to cool. Serve at room temperature. May be made two days in advance. Adjust seasoning if necessary.
  2. Tip:
    Pick each cranberry with a pin or needle before cooking then. This will keep them from bursting and getting mushy as they cook.

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About Cranberry Pear Relish

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy, Heirloom

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