Cranberry apple relish

6 servings
16 min
25 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 6
1 12-ounce package fresh cranberries, picked over

1 1/2 pounds sweet cooking apples

1 1/2 cups apple juice, or water

2 -3 inch long cinnamon sticks, or 1 teaspoon. ground cinnamon

1/2 cup sugar, or more (to taste)


  • In a large sauce pan pour the apple juice or water and the cinnamon sticks. Bring to boiling over high heat.
  • Add the cranberries and cook until most of the berries pop. Stir sugar and apples into cranberry mixture and return to boiling.
  • Remove from heat and discard cinnamon sticks, if using. At this point, it's important to taste the relish to see if you need more sugar.
  • The original recipe was not sweetened, relying upon the apple juice and apples to add enough sweetness.
  • But it needs sugar, so start with the half cup and go from there. Even with this amount of sugar, the relish will still be on the tart side.
  • Also, the apples will cook just enough to be tender, but not mushy.
  • Cool to room temperature and transfer to a covered container. Refrigerate.


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