Cranberry Orange Walnut Relish

This Cranberry Orange Walnut Relish is so easy to make and will definitely become a staple at your Thanksgiving table.

Thanksgiving dinner isn’t complete without a little cranberry sauce on the side.

I personally prefer cranberry sauce to gravy on Thanksgiving.

I love this Cranberry Orange Walnut Relish for a little something extra special.

Cranberry sauce is so simple to prepare at home, taking only about 15 minutes from start to finish.

There is really no reason to use the canned stuff, unless of course you happen to really love it.

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You’ll appreciate how much fresher homemade cranberry relish tastes compared with the store-bought canned varieties.

If you prefer a smooth cranberry sauce, you’ll want to try this Red Wine Pomegranate Cranberry Sauce.

Fresh, tart cranberries are cooked and blended with agave, brown sugar, red wine, and pomegranate juice create a deliciously simple and smooth Red Wine Pomegranate Cranberry Sauce for your Thanksgiving feast.

In addition to gracing your Thanksgiving table, there are all sorts of fun recipes you can make using any leftover Cranberry Orange Walnut Relish that you have after Thanksgiving.

HOW TO USE LEFTOVER RED WINE POMEGRANATE CRANBERRY SAUCE

One of the best parts of making homemade cranberry sauce is that there is some leftover to make something else yummy with! 

This Cranberry Orange Walnut Relish is pretty darn good on their own just slathered onto a hot, buttery roll, But, here are a few fun recipes you can make using any leftover cranberry sauce after your Thanksgiving celebrations.

If you polished off all the pie on Thanksgiving Day, but are craving something sweet go to with leftover, make these cute Bite Sized Cranberry Walnut Tarts

Make this Whipped Cranberry Butter. SO GOOD.

Add it to Leftover Turkey Sandwiches. One of my favorites!

Instead of using whole, fresh cranberries, add thick cranberry sauce to Deep Dish Apple Cranberry with Oatmeal Pecan Crumb Topping

Stir some of this Red Wine Pomegranate Cranberry sauce into Maple Syrup to make Cranberry Orange Maple Syrup. It will be so good poured over pancakes and waffles for a post-Thanksgiving brunch.

Top a bowl of  Overnight Apple Steel Cut Oats with a dollop or two.

Stir it into plain yogurt for a tangy, sweet flavor. Then, sprinkle granola and dried cranberries on top.

If you prefer gravy instead of cranberry sauce, don’t worry I have you covered there too. Check out my tips and tricks for making a delicious, lump-free turkey gravy.

Do you have to have cranberry sauce on Thanksgiving? Or are you more of a gravy person?

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Cranberry Orange Walnut Relish

Yield: serves 8 - 10

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 - 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

This Cranberry Orange Walnut Relish is so easy to make and will definitely become a staple at your Thanksgiving table.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons real maple syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 12 oz fresh cranberries
  • 1/3 cup Golden raisins
  • 2/3 cup Walnut pieces

Directions:

Combine orange juice, sugar, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange zest, vanilla, and salt in a medium saucepan.

Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the sugar has dissolved.

Stir in the cranberries and golden raisins.

Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer, and cook for 3-5 minutes - or until the cranberries pop.

Remove from heat and stir in the walnut pieces.

Cover and chill 2 hours before serving with turkey.

 

Notes:

Leftovers will last up to 2 days refrigerated in a sealed container.

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