Cranberry Orange Walnut Relish

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

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I can’t believe that Thanksgiving is less than 2 weeks away!

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

This recipe for Cranberry Orange Walnut Relish is one of my sister’s favorite recipes, so I thought I’d share it again!

I personally can never decide which I prefer on Thanksgiving: cranberry relish, cranberry sauce or  gravy.

I love gravy on mashed potatoes and turkey.

I like to have cranberry sauce and cranberry relish on turkey and rolls.

I usually have to have a little bit of each.

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.

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

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

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This Cranberry Relish  recipe is chunky thanks to golden raisins, walnuts, and of course cooked cranberries.

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.

How to Make Cranberry Orange Walnut Relish

First, gather your ingredients:

Cranberry Orange Walnut Relish Ingredients

  • orange juice
  • water
  • sugar
  • real maple syrup
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • orange zest
  • vanilla extract
  • salt
  • cranberries
  • Golden raisins
  • Walnut pieces

After you gather all of the ingredients, this recipe comes together in 5 super quick and easy steps.

  1. Combine all of the liquids, sweeteners, and seasonings. 
  2. Cook the orange juice mixture to heat it and dissolve the 
  3. Add cranberries and raisins.
  4. Boil, cook until cranberries “pop”
  5. Turn off heat and add the walnut pieces.

You can serve this Cranberry Orange Walnut Relish warmed, just after preparing.

Or, you can chill it for 2 hours, or up to 3 days, before serving it on Thanksgiving Day with your meal.

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

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Looking for More Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas?

If you’re looking for additional inspiration for your Thanksgiving Menu this year along with this recipe, be sure to check out the whole Thanksgiving Recipes Archive right here if you need help building the rest of your menu.

There are tons of delicious ideas!

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.

HOW TO USE LEFTOVER CRANBERRY ORANGE WALNUT RELISH

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.

One of the best parts of making homemade cranberry relish 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 relish after your Thanksgiving celebrations.

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

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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. Super easy and so cute!

Make this Whipped Cranberry Butter. IT IS SO GOOD. You will want to put it on everything, but I especially love it on a warm roll.

Add it to Leftover Turkey Sandwiches. One of my favorites post-Thanksgiving things to eat!

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.

Make a fun Thanksgiving flavored cranberry ice cream by preparing this No Churn Vanilla Frozen Yogurt with Balsamic Roasted Strawberry Rhubarb, but instead of using the balsamic strawberry rhubarb mixture use cranberry sauce or relish.

Make this Apple Crisp with Oatmeal Pecan Crumble Topping and add some throughout.

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: 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

Instructions

  1. Combine orange juice, sugar, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange zest, vanilla, and salt in a medium saucepan.
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Stir in the cranberries and golden raisins.
  4. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer, and cook for 3-5 minutes - or until the cranberries pop.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in the walnut pieces.
  6. 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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Original image from this recipe’s original posting date – November 10, 2011

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

Save this recipe for Cranberry Orange Walnut Relish to Pinterest!