The Brown Family's Cranberry Relish with Apples, Oranges, and Pecans
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The Brown Family's Cranberry Relish Recipe

The secret to this unique relish is using whole oranges--skin and all. Try to find organic ones.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 min
Total Time16 mins
Course: Condiments, Side Dish
Cuisine: Holiday, Vegan
Keyword: cranberry relish
Servings: 8
Calories: 89kcal
Author: Susan Voisin


  • 12 ounces fresh cranberries
  • 1 organic navel orange scrubbed and cut into 8 pieces
  • 2 apples peeled and cut into 8 pieces
  • 1/4 to 1 cup natural sugar
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans


  • Wash the cranberries and remove any stems, bad cranberries, or inedible stuff you find. Put half of the cranberries, orange (unpeeled), and apple into the food processor and pulse to chop coarsely. Some larger pieces are okay, but nothing big enough to choke on. Pour into a bowl and process the other half of the fruit. Put it into a bowl, add the sugar to taste, and mix in the pecans. 
  • Refrigerate it for a day or two to allow the flavors to develop. Quick! If you start now, it’ll be ready by Thanksgiving.


After I posted this, my father let me know that they never put apples in it because they like to freeze the leftovers and were not sure that the apples would freeze well. So feel free to leave out the apples, though I think they add sweetness and allow me to cut down on the amount of sugar I use.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 15.7g | Fat: 3.4g | Sodium: 1mg | Fiber: 2.2g | Sugar: 12g