If regular cranberry sauce is a little too tart for you, give this recipe a try - it's delicious! And, don't even think about grabbing one of those cans! This is easy to make and can be made ahead of time too.
Cranberry and Dried-Cherry RelishRecipe adapted from Martha Stewart
Makes 3 cups.
1 packages (12 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries (no need to thaw if frozen but I always use fresh during the holidays)
1 cup dried cherries
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
1 cup sugar
2 cups water
In a large saucepan, combine cranberries, cherries, sugar and water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer until most of the berries have burst and liquid is syrupy, 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.
Cover, pressing plastic wrap directly on surface of relish and refrigerate.
Make Ahead: Can be made up to a week ahead and refrigerated.
Looks delicious! Love the combination of cranberries and cherries. I've made something similar but with jalapeno's.ReplyDelete
ciao Susan!!!!!!!combinazione perfetta!mi piace!!!ciao!ReplyDelete
It sounds so good..ReplyDelete
Happy Thanksgiving to you and all of yours dear Susan~xx
It certainly is beautiful! Sounds tasty with the addition of cherries, too. It would be enough to take that tart edge from the cranberries. A happy Thanksgiving to you and yours as well!ReplyDelete
I've decided to make my own this year. Your recipe looks delicious and easy. And, I love that I can make it ahead of time! I was just making a list of what I could make early, I'm the only one cooking for 12 and I always get very stressed!ReplyDelete
Have a wonderful holiday!
As you know here in Italy unfortunately ( :( ) we don't have any Thanksgiving's DAy , but I'm going to think of you all..... .ReplyDelete
Unfortunately we don't have any fresh cranberry (not even the Summer), only dried ones, anyway I like your relish!!! Hugs, Flavia
HAve a splendid T'DAY!!! xoxoxoxo
What would a holiday meal be without cranberry sauce! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!ReplyDelete
Oh, this sounds really good! I have some dried cherries in the freezer, will get them out and do a test run later today.ReplyDelete
A very Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Susan.
This looks and sounds delicious. I make a fresh cranberry relish, but never thought of dried cherries. I'll look for them at the store in hopes of making your recipe. Happy Friday and Happy Thanksgiving.ReplyDelete
Beautiful...at first before I read the recipe I thought you would have to blend it a little..glad you don't, I like the chunkiness!ReplyDelete
Hi Susan - I made this recipe on your recommendation last year and we loved it. Glad to see you've tweaked it a bit with citrus... will make your updated recipe this year.ReplyDelete
Have a great week!!
Yum! Thanks for sharing the recipe.ReplyDelete
Enjoy your weekend.
Looks delicious !! love it!ReplyDelete
An absolute necessity on the Thanksgiving table! So pretty in your crystal dish!ReplyDelete
Happy Thanksgiving wishes to your and your family!
I bet the cranberries with the cherries is so good. I just love the fresh taste of cranberries during this season! JoniReplyDelete
This sounds like a wonderful combination!ReplyDelete
A very happy and blessed Thanksgiving to you and your family.
Sounds great Susan, I love cranberry sauce! Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving-enjoy:@)ReplyDelete
Lovely idea, Susan. Oddly enough, I'm going to post a cookie recipe made with dried cranberries and sour cherry jam tomorrow. I love the flavors together and if I hadn't already made my cranberry sauce and frozen it, I'd be making this!ReplyDelete
Really enjoy your version of cranberry sauce; a must try for sure. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Enjoy!ReplyDelete
Love the idea of dried cherries; I have made cranberry sauce many times before with cranberries and orange juice but I will definitely add cherries next time! Great recipe.ReplyDelete
I love the idea of adding the cherries! I'll bet this is mouth watering delicious!ReplyDelete
Great combination! I've not tried this and I was making cranberries this morning. One of the varieties had pineapple -- a first for me -- and I could have scarfed it down with a spoon.ReplyDelete
This looks so delicious...two of my favorite fruits! It is perfect for the festive season too..I'll bookmark it for a festive dinner..ReplyDelete
This sounds wonderful~ I'll look forward to trying it! Happy Thanksgiving!ReplyDelete
Wow, this looks delicious! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Enjoy!ReplyDelete
This is definitely a must have for the coming holiday! Looks fantastic!ReplyDelete
This looks like an amazing accompaniment for Thanksgiving turkey!ReplyDelete
I made this and it is delicious! Thanks for sharing, Susan.ReplyDelete
It looks delicious, Susan. I tried it a few years ago and will never go back! I am making some to bring Thurs., along with my other assignments! The car always smells good on the trip there, and we pray for no huge potholes or it will be a very interesting concoction of flavors!ReplyDelete
Have a wonderful holiday with your beautiful family!
This looks wonderful! Traditional recipes are so interesting. I thought I would make something more interesting in the way of cranberry relish and made a wonderful orange one. My husband later let me know , lovingly, that he liked the canned kind with the ridges of the can on it!!! I guess I can't mess with his tradition!ReplyDelete
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This look delicious Susan !I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. I'll bookmark this recipe for Christmas dinner, a warm hug...ReplyDelete
Id like to wish everyone whose blog that i visit a happy Thanksgiving to you and your family's, and thank you for being a reader to mine. Richard from Amish Stories.ReplyDelete
Ugh those cans are the worst! I actually can't eat canned cranberry sauce...I hate the texture. I could totally fall in love with this version though!ReplyDelete
I always lay in a few extra bags of cranberries as I now I'll come across yet another good recipe for them. I've just added dried ones and cherries to the grocery list.ReplyDelete
Good wishes for a lovely Thanksgiving surrounded by those you love.
What a delicious combination, cranberries and cherries. I think my family would really enjoy this. Thanks Susan and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.ReplyDelete
This is the second cranberries and cherries combo I have heard, and I am just excited to see them!:)ReplyDelete
They are just the best, don't you think...and I am enticed by the combo and the taste!!:D
I'll admit, I've never been a big fan of that canned cranberry stuff.ReplyDelete
I love your idea of using some orange zest and cherries though to make an awesome homemade version.
i love the sound of family favorite recipes, and while I had my heart settled on one cranberry recipe already, I think there is room on the table for some experimentation. I think the cherries in this recipe makes this sauce extra special. I will definitely try this!ReplyDelete
This looks sooooo good. I will try it before Christmas. Happy Thanks Giving.ReplyDelete
happy thanksgiving love this esp the cherries in thereReplyDelete
I love the idea of adding cherries - sweet and intense! And what a beautiful rich color!ReplyDelete
This recipe is a must-try! We have such a set menu for Thanksgiving... I am adding a new one, yours! I love the idea of cranberries and cherries! Oh my goodnesss, this looks incredible!!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing my new addition to the Thanksgiving menu ON THE MENU MONDAY!
Have a blessed Thanksgiving!
How interesting to have cherries in the mix, Susan! I will have to try it for Christmas, since I've already done our traditional one for tomorrow.ReplyDelete
Did you see the French version that Sam over at My Caroline Kitchen made?
It has red wine in it but is very similar to yours with the orange, too.
Have a wonderfully Blessed Thanksgiving, Honey & thanks for all the recipes that you share.
now I'm off to read about your make ahead gravy...my most dreaded chore!
Happiest Thanksgiving best wishes to you and your family, Susan. Love the combination of cranberries and cherries. This will definitely have a place on our holiday table.ReplyDelete
Perfect inspiration for the holidays! Thank you so much!ReplyDelete
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That looks beautiful! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!ReplyDelete
I've missed visiting your blog, Susan! I knew you would have something spectacular for thanksgiving and I was right . Delicious and gorgeous. Very clever to put cherries in with the cranberries. You've got to love MArtha. Have a great Thanksgiving.ReplyDelete
Happy Thanksgiving to you too, Susan! Hope you enjoy this day to the fullest :) The cranberry-Relish sauce looks absolutely great-- Must try :)ReplyDelete
Cranberry sauce is one of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving. I will definitely give yours with the cherries included a try. I like to vary mine from time to time.ReplyDelete
Hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Everything looks yummy!! I just recently started blogging and adding recipes that I've came across that are delicious! Feel free to check it out!ReplyDelete
What a fabulous combo!ReplyDelete
I just made this and it is wonderful. This will go good with our turkey tomorrow.ReplyDelete
I love cranberries. The addition of cherries would only make them better in my book!ReplyDelete
Thanksgiving would not be the same without a good cranberry relish. Thanks for sharing yours with us.ReplyDelete
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
Yum! I love cranberries.ReplyDelete
Saving this recipe for Christmas dinner! The sound of cranberries and cherries is very appealing to me. The color is gorgeous. :)ReplyDelete
Made this last year, so good. Try it with a toasted bagel and cream cheese for a change! ��ReplyDelete
Wow, that's a great idea!! Thanks for letting me know :)Delete