Texas Cranberry Relish With Candied Pecans

Tammy Brownlow


Great any time of the year.

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Relish is a must on the holiday table alongside turkey and this is an easy homemade cranberry relish recipe. It's tart with a lightly sweet syrup. The golden raisins and spiced pecans add sweetness, texture, and flavor. Jalapeno does not add a lot of spice, just a bit of warmth to the relish. You could almost call this a chutney. Besides serving with turkey, this would be delicious on a buttered dinner roll. The candied pecans recipe makes more than you'll need for this cranberry relish. What's leftover would make a delicious gift or a nice snack for guests with dinner. The Test Kitchen


★★★★★ 2 votes

Makes about 2 cups
15 Min
30 Min
Stove Top



  • 5 c
    pecan halves
  • 1
    egg white
  • 1 c
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground allspice

  • 1 bag(s)
    fresh cranberries, 12 oz
  • 1
    orange - zest and juice reserved
  • 1
    lime - zest and juice reserved
  • 1 c
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    minced fresh ginger, or pickled ginger
  • 1
    fresh jalapeno finely diced
  • 1/2 c
    golden raisins
  • 1/2 c
    candied pecans, chopped

How to Make Texas Cranberry Relish With Candied Pecans


  1. For the candied pecans, preheat oven 325 degrees. In a mixing bowl beat egg white and 1 teaspoon of water.
  2. Add pecan halves and toss until coated.
  3. In a small bowl add 1 cup sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice.
  4. Toss the sugar mixture with the pecan halves.
  5. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  6. Pour pecan mixture on the cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes checking often making sure they don't burn.
  7. Remove and cool. Store in Ziploc bags. These freeze very well.
  8. For Relish: In a saucepan combine cranberries, orange zest and juice, lime zest and juice, sugar, ginger, fresh jalapeno, and raisins.
  9. Cook on medium-high heat until cranberries pop, about 10 minutes.
  10. Remove from heat and stir in pecans.
  11. Transfer to a bowl and cool.

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About Texas Cranberry Relish With Candied Pecans

Course/Dish: Fruit Sauces
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Collection: Thanksgiving Table
Other Tag: For Kids

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