It’s almost Thanksgiving, which means some dinner tables, including ours, will have the infamous canned jelly that wiggles and jiggles. For the record, I don’t eat that stuff! Instead, I prefer cranberries at Thanksgiving in the form of my Mom’s relish. Whether you prefer it chunky or smooth, sweet or tart, this stuff is delicious and looks so much better than the wiggly-jiggly stuff.
2 bags (about 6 cups) whole cranberries, rinsed
2 Gala apples, rinsed, cored, and quartered
2 oranges, rinsed and quartered
1 cup of sugar (more or less to taste)
Working in small batches, combine all ingredients in a food processor. Process for 15-20 seconds, stop to wipe the sides of the bowl, and process another 5-10 seconds. Transfer mixture to a large storage container with tight-fitting lid.
I do not peel the oranges or apples, but they are cored and quartered. I also remove the white rind from the oranges.
I work in batches because my food processor is not big enough to accommodate all of the ingredients at once. And, I prefer small chunks of fruit and this allows me to determine the consistency. If you prefer a smooth relish, process longer.
When you’re done, refrigerate (preferably overnight) and let the flavors marry. Before serving, taste for sweetness. While this is meant to be tart, sometimes the berries are really sour and you’ll need to add more sugar.
What are your plans for Thanksgiving? What are your favorite dishes?
Husband and I are going to his parent’s in East Texas. We’ll do what most families do: eat too much and fall asleep watching the Dallas Cowboys football game.
I hope you enjoy this Thanksgiving and consider all the blessings in your life. I know I have much to be thankful for this year. If you are a brave soul who ventures out on Black Friday to shop, good luck! I’ll be back for a blog post on Small Business Saturday, November 24.