Instructions: Cranberry Relish

Start 1 hour before mealtime. Chill until ready to serve.


green apples
cinnamon stick
local apple cider (Louisburg Cider Mill)

Cookware & Staples:

cutting board and knife
zester or grater
medium saucepan
slotted spoon or mesh strainer
serving bowl

Step 1: Prep the Apple and Orange

WASH the green apples and oranges.

PEEL and DICE the green apples.

ZEST the peel of the oranges with a zester or grater. (Zesting simply means to shave off the outer, colorful skin of the fruit.)

CUT the oranges in half.

Step 2: Mix the Relish Ingredients

COMBINE the following ingredients in a medium saucepan:
  - cranberries
  - diced apple
  - orange zest
  - cinnamon stick
  - apple cider

SQUEEZE the juice of the oranges into the mixture.

Step 3: Cook the Relish

SIMMER the cranberry mixture over medium heat for 15 minutes or until the cranberries begin to pop.

REMOVE and discard the cinnamon stick.

TRANSFER the cranberry mixture (solids only) into a serving bowl using a slotted spoon. Leave the liquids in the saucepan.

★TIP: You can also use a mesh strainer to drain the liquids from the cranberry mixture.


Step 4: Finish the Relish and Cool

STIR the sugar into the liquids in the saucepan.

SIMMER over medium heat for 5 minutes.

POUR the liquids over the cranberry mixture in the bowl.

CHILL in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

NEXT>> Once the relish goes into the fridge, start the Ruby Red Sauce.

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