Zesty Orange-Cranberry Sauce (Relish)

Zesty Orange-Cranberry Sauce (Relish)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 18
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 42.3
  • Total Fat: 0.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 0.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 11.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.9 g
  • Protein: 0.2 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Zesty Orange-Cranberry Sauce (Relish) calories by ingredient


Toss the canned cranberry jelly and use this homemade version instead. It's ready in no time, and it's full of healthy fruit!
Toss the canned cranberry jelly and use this homemade version instead. It's ready in no time, and it's full of healthy fruit!

Number of Servings: 18


    3/4 c sugar
    1/2 lemon, juiced
    2 oranges, zest and fruit, discard pith and membrane
    2 c cranberries, fresh or frozen
    1/4 t cinnamon, ground
    pinch cloves, ground


This is great atop Thanksgiving turkey, holiday ham or chicken breast. Use it atop oatmeal, yogurt or ice cream!
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Remove the zest from the two oranges using a zester or a small knife. Place the zest, sugar, and 3/4 cup of water into a saucepan. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes. Add cranberries and continue to cook until the cranberries start to pop, about 2 minutes. Transfer entire mixture to the bowl of a food processor. Add the oranges and spices to the mixture. Process until mixture is combined. Transfer to a plastic or glass container and refrigerate, covered, for 12 hours.
A serving is 2 tablespoons.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    50 of 50 people found this review helpful
    I use a bag of berries, sub the sugar with splenda, use one large or two small navel oranges, , put all in processor, , store in bowl,, fits great in my diabetic/high BP, high cholesterol/allergy diet!! Maybe I will add some cinnamon to some this year for a change! - 11/10/09

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    Very Good
    35 of 37 people found this review helpful
    I also do a similar one but even the recipe is too much sugar for me. Yes, cranberries are tart, but I HATE super sweet sides. When I use a half a cup of sugar, it tastes fine and when I bring it to whomever is doing thanksgiving, there is NEVER any leftovers. - 11/12/09

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    33 of 35 people found this review helpful
    We grind up a bag of cranberries, 1 orange, 1 apple, 1 cup walnuts. Everthing is put into a container and we add 1 cup sugar and and put into refridgerator till we are ready to eat! It is so yummy on turkey sandwiches too! - 11/16/09

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    31 of 50 people found this review helpful
    I really hate it when people list something like this as 18 servings. So what do we do? Set out 18 dishes and try to evenly divide it? Why not say 1 tbs or something? Grrrr. - 3/7/11

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    26 of 28 people found this review helpful
    no need to cook - i make a raw recipe (healthier anyways) - 1 bag of berries, 1 orange, including a good amount of the peel "zested" and cinnamon. i use honey instead of sugar. - 11/16/09