Maga's Citrus Cranberry Relish

Julie Madawi


I can't tell you how long I've been making this citrusy cranberry relish; it's one of those dishes that the family expects to see on the table every holiday.

I have found that fresh orange juice and orange zest really gives it a great burst of flavor. You may also use bottled orange juice instead of the fresh orange juice if desired.


★★★★★ 1 vote

6 to 8
5 Min
10 Min
Stove Top


How to Make Maga's Citrus Cranberry Relish


  1. Rinse cranberries and remove any that are soft and/or shriveled. Measure three cups.
  2. Grate the zest off the orange and place the zest in a one cup measuring cup.
  3. Juice the orange and pour into the measuring cup. Fill up to one cup mark with water.
  4. Place sugar, salt, and orange juice mixture into medium sauce pan, heat to boiling.
  5. Add cranberries and return
    to boil, then lower the heat and simmer about ten minutes until it reaches the desired consistency, stirring occasionally.
  6. Place in a decorative dish and allow to cool; refrigerate. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.
  7. NOTE: One twelve ounce package is approximately three cups of cranberries. You may use fresh or frozen cranberries.

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About Maga's Citrus Cranberry Relish

Course/Dish: Fruit Sauces
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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