Guest Author - Vannie Ryanes
There is no better way to share good will with family and friends than with food. A co-worker shared this delicious sweet cranberry and orange relish with the ladies in the office many year's ago. She said her mom always made this easy side dish; when told it was uncooked, we could not believe it. This tasty relish remains a favorite of mine, I always make it when fresh cranberries are available. I have not tried this recipe with frozen cranberries, but sure they work as well as fresh. This orange and cranberry relish is good anytime, and an excellent last minute contribution to Thanksgiving festivities.
This sweet and slightly tart relish is wonderful served with turkey or pork roast. Just a few ingredients are needed. No one will ever guess that you made it at the last minute.
1 medium sized orange (unpeeled)
2 cups of cranberries (about 1/2 pound)
1/2 cup superfine sugar*
Wash cranberries and set aside. Cut the unpeeled orange in pieces and remove the seeds. Put cranberries and orange in food processor and chop medium coarse.
Add sugar and stir well. Taste for a tart sweetness, if not sweet enough, add a bit more sugar. Put relish in a glass bowl and refrigerate until needed. If gifting, put relish in canning jar or a pretty flea market find with a top. You may want to share recipe by printing it on a greeting or indesx card, tie card to jar or place in an envelope.
This recipe can be doubled or tripled quite easily.
*Superfine sugar is finely granulated sugar, also may be called caster sugar. I use Domino brand superfine sugar instead of granulated because it dissolves faster and better.
Recommended: The Berry Bible: With 175 Recipes Using Cultivated and Wild, Fresh and Frozen Berries Available from Amazon or check your local library.