Quick and Easy Cranberry Relish

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Packed with fresh and zesty flavor, this quick and easy cranberry vinaigrette will easily become a favorite at your holiday meals, potlucks, parties, and more!

Cranberry Vinaigrette is an easy side dish or appetizer that can be used in a variety of ways. It is different from cooked cranberry sauce. Cranberry Dressing is fresh, uncooked and gives cranberries an entirely different flavor. It’s super easy to make in a food processor and uses only a handful of ingredients. You need to add it to your Thanksgiving table this holiday season!

How to rinse and pick out bad cranberries?

Fresh cranberries are usually sold in 12-ounce bags. They need to be rinsed and picked before they can be used in recipes. Place cranberries in a colander and rinse thoroughly. Cranberries should be firm. Pick them, find any slimy cranberries and discard them. Another way is to put all the cranberries in a bowl and fill it with water. Good cranberries will float to the top, and you can skim them off and discard any that sink, as bad ones don’t float and will sink.

How do you serve cranberry relish?

Cranberry dressing can be served in many different ways. It’s a great appetizer, served with chips or crackers as a dip. Another idea is to serve it over some baked brie. Cranberry vinaigrette is a very popular side dish served with turkey, but you can also serve it with other meats, such as chicken. Feel free to share your service suggestions in the comments section below.


Cranberries are naturally bitter. Sweetness is added to cranberry sauce from oranges and apples, which contain natural sugars, but you still need to add sugar to macerate the cranberries.

Do I need a food processor?

A food processor is an ideal kitchen tool for cranberry delicacies since all the ingredients need to be chopped. Other tools, such as a NutriBullet or a quality blender, can also be used to make cranberry dressing. It might be difficult to do this without the help of kitchen tools, but you can certainly chop everything up with a good chef’s knife.

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Cranberry dressing in a food processor.

Packed with fresh and zesty flavor, this quick and easy cranberry vinaigrette will easily become a favorite at your holiday meals, potlucks, parties, and more!

raw material

  • 12 ounce fresh cranberries
  • 1 seedless orange unpeeled
  • 1 Granny Smith Apples peeled, pitted
  • 3/4 cup sugar


  • Rinse the cranberries, pick out the soft ones and discard. Drain and place in a food processor.

  • Cut the orange into 8 pieces, leaving the peel. Cut the peeled and cored apples into 8 sections as well. Transfer to a food processor.

  • Blend the fruit in a food processor until everything is finely chopped. Be careful not to over-pulse.

  • Stir in sugar. Transfer to a bowl and let stand for 30 minutes before serving.

Calories: 89kcal | carbohydrate: twenty threeG | sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 72mg | fiber: 2G | sugar: 19G | Vitamin A: 60unit | Vitamin C: 12.3mg | calcium: 9mg | iron: 0.1mg