Cranberry-Apple Relish

New Mexican chef Jonathon Perno shares his favorite raw sauce of bracing cranberries tamed a bit with apple and sugar. The orange goes in unpeeled so it adds both juicy sweetness and the essential oils from the skin. This relish complements any roast turkey but makes a great match for the complex flavors in Perno's chile-glazed bird (see Associated Recipe).

Cranberry-Apple Relish
Active Time:
5 mins
Refrigerate Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 5 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • 3 cups cranberries (10 ounces)

  • 1 medium tart apple, such as Granny Smith, cored and quartered

  • ½ large navel orange unpeeled, scrubbed, quartered and seeded

  • cup granulated sugar

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • Pinch of salt


  1. Pulse cranberries, apple and orange in a food processor until coarsely chopped. Transfer to a bowl and stir in sugar, cinnamon and salt. Cover and refrigerate for least 8 hours or up to 1 week.

To make ahead

Refrigerate for up to 1 week.

Associated Recipe

Red Chile-Citrus Glazed Roast Turkey & Pan Gravy

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

44 Calories
0g Fat
12g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 44
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 0g 0%
Total Fat 0g 0%
Vitamin A 39IU 1%
Sodium 13mg 1%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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