This is the first recipe of the Thanksgiving edition of #feedthesoulfriday! I am so excited about this because poor Thanksgiving always seems to get left out these days.
I borrowed this recipe from my brother-in-law's family and tweaked it just a little. I don't like my cranberry relish overly "orangey" so I will tell you what I did and what they normally do. Either way is so delicious and can be adjusted in both how much orange you like and how sweet you like it.
Cranberry Orange Relish
12 ounces of fresh cranberries
1 small navel orange
3 TBSP of white sugar
1. Wash the cranberries and orange.
2. Cut the orange and take out any seeds. Leave the skin on the orange.
3. Combine orange, cranberries, and sugar into a food processor and mix until it becomes a thick chunky relish consistency. You want some texture here so don't go overboard!
4. You can add more sugar here at the end if it is still too tart for you.
The variation I did was: I did take the peel off the orange before I blended it because I don't like mine with too much orange. The peel or zest of the orange can be strong so I made it without the peel and the added orange zest at the end on top. I used about 2 TBSP of sugar instead of the 3.
Both ways taste amazing and goes to show you really can't mess this recipe up. It is so easy to adjust to your taste.
Besides having it on the table for Thanksgiving, it is SO good on those leftover turkey sandwiches that you eat for like the next few days after.
I hope you all enjoy! If you decide to make it yourself, send me a pic and let me know how it turned out!