Five minute cranberry relish is an easy, healthy, and delicious Thanksgiving side recipe, and it only takes five minutes! ~Cranberries, apples, oranges, orange peel, sugar~
So here’s a question: cranberry relish or cranberry sauce?
You can probably guess which one I grew up with based on the title of this post 😉 While I like both, I’m undoubtedly partial to the former. Why? Well… I definitely like the texture and taste better, but I think that’s partially due to the fact that I grew up with it. Don’t you tend to gravitate towards the foods you grew up with? I guess I do quite a bit.
There’s no question that I inherited my cranberry relish love from my mom’s side of the family, since that’s where we usually went for Thanksgiving growing up. Without fail, someone always made cranberry relish, and my mom and her sisters know the recipe by heart. I think I recall years where the majority of my plate was cranberry relish (you know how younger kids sometimes only want the sweet things? Hi. Me.) My cousin that I grew up with was the same way. I remember one Thanksgiving when she stayed overnight (my family hosted that year), and after tons of laughing, shenanigans, and not sleeping, we went downstairs to have bowls full of cranberry relish at midnight. It’s a favorite, at the very least.