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Apple Cranberry Orange Relish

This festive and fresh apple cranberry orange relish is sweet and tangy, with a touch of spice.
5 from 1 vote
Course Appetizer or Garnish
Cuisine Holiday Dish

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 orange
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tart Granny Smith apple
  • 3 cups fresh cranberries frozen are fine, too
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves

Instructions
 

  • Squeeze the juice from the orange and set the juice aside.
  • Remove and discard the membrane from inside the orange rind, and cut the rind into small dice.
  • In a small saucepan over high heat, combine the rind and the water and bring to a boil.
  • Cook for 10 minutes, then drain and set aside.
  • Peel, core and quarter the apple.
  • Cut into 1/2-inch pieces and place in a saucepan.
  • Sort the cranberries, discarding any soft ones.
  • Add to the apples along with the orange juice, orange rind, sugar, cinnamon and cloves.
  • Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce the heat to low and cover the pan partially.
  • Simmer gently, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens, the apple is tender and the cranberries have burst, 10 to 15 minutes.
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