Cranberry relish and a wicked good smoothie


Are you ready for the holiday next week? Do you need to bring something and have no idea what to make? Or maybe you’re tired of the same old thing? Have no fear, here’s a cranberry relish recipe that is so tasty you’ll want to dish up a bowl and eat it with a spoon. 9944862_l

Cranberry Relish

12 oz bag cranberries, rinsed
1 or 2 oranges peeled and cut in segments (if large orange use 1, I use 2 mandarins or tangerines)
2 apples cut to fit in food processor
put all ingredients into food processor and pulse until desired consistency. I like it chunky so I don’t pulse long.
then add: 1 large can crushed pineapple in its own juice, drained
1 cup sugar

Mix and chill. stir every hour for 2-3 hours. best if chilled for several hours. You can make it the day before

P.S. It’s wonderful the next day as a smoothie base. Use 1/2 cup or 1 cup if you like it more fruity, add 1/2 c. yogurt or OJ, a handful of ice, a handful of spinach and blend – yum!


Cranberry Relish for Thanksgiving – use the leftovers for a delicious Cranberry Smoothie

It’s almost Thanksgiving. Do you have your menu set or plans made? I made a Cranberry Relish every year that gets rave reviews. I think it was an old Martha Stewart Recipe. It’s super easy and makes a large amount.

Cranberry Relish
12 oz bag of cranberries – rinsed and coarsely chopped (I make this recipe in my food processor)
1 or 2 oranges chopped (peel removed and discarded)
2 apples chopped (cores and seeds removed and discarded)
Pulse in the food processor until desired consistency, I pulse a couple of short bursts, I like it a bit more chunky.
Add: one can crushed pineapple in its own juice but drained.
One cup sugar
Mix: Stir to mix and chill for at least 2-3 hours. Best if chilled several hours. Make it in the morning for dinner that night.

Now, maybe your guests didn’t eat all your relish – they filled up on other treats. No worries!

Cranberry Yum Smoothie
1 c. cranberry relish
handful of ice
1/2 c. vanilla or greek yogurt
Optional: handful of spinach for that healthy green smoothie – you won’t even taste it!

What’s your favorite dish on Thanksgiving?