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Homemade Cranberry Relish

Homemade Cranberry Relish, easy to make and extra tasty! This Cranberry relish recipe is my go-to for the holidays!
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Chill time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 servings (3 cups)
Calories 70kcal
Author Lisa


  • 1 package of cranberries 12 oz, frozen or fresh
  • 3 clementines peel left on (or 3 mandarins, or 1 orange)
  • ¾ cup sugar


  • Check the cranberries and remove any bad ones.
    cranberries in food processor
  • Cut your clementines into fourths.
    adding quartered clementines to food processor
  • Add the cranberries, clementines (with peel), and sugar to a food processor.
    all ingredients in the food processor before blending
  • Pulse several times until you have a chunky relish.
    cranberries relish freshly made
  • Refrigerate for 20 minutes to allow everything to come together then enjoy!
    Cranberry Relish in bowl top down view



Tips and Tricks
  • If you want to use less sugar, start with ¼ cup, mix everything, taste and then add more sugar if you want.
  • You can use fresh or frozen cranberries.
  • If you don’t have a food processor you can try making this in a high-powered blender but make sure you don’t turn it into a smoothie!
  • Check your clementines, mandarins, or Orange for seeds and remove them.


Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 57mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 17IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg