I start by putting the cranberries into a large pan, grating the zest of two oranges and one lemon and also adding the juice.
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My top tip is to double the recipe - as soon as friends and family know you have made some they will all be asking for a jar!
Festive Christmas Cranberry Relish
My favourite recipe for cranberry relish that signifies the start of the Christmas period.
- 900 gm fresh cranberries
- 2 orange
- 1 lemon
- 150 mil + orange juice/water
- 2 apples Chopped apples
- 6-10 Tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1. Place the cranberries in a large pan (a preserving pan works really well).2. Add the orange juice or water, orange and lemon zest and simmer until cranberries start to pop.3. Add the chopped apple to the pan and continue to cook until the apple starts to go mushy.4. When the apples have cooked down and the cranberries have softened and popped lightly press down with a potato masher to help the texture.5. Add the sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg and stir.6. Cook on low heat for another 5 minutes and if dry add more orange juice or water.7. Taste and adjust the sugar to the required blend of tartness and sweetness.8. Put into clean, dry jars and seal with jam pot covers following instructions on the packets.9. Store in the fridge for 4-6 weeks or freezer if you want to keep it longer.
DetailsPrep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 8 1lb jars