Cranberry Citrus Relish

Cranberry Citrus Relish
Monte Mathews


  • 12 Ounces  fresh cranberries
  • 1 1/4 Cup  sugar, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 Cup  red wine
  • cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 Cup  crystallized ginger
  • orange, unpeeled, sliced into discs, and seeded
  • lemon, unpeeled, sliced into discs, and seeded
  • 1/4 Cup  golden raisins
  • 2 Tablespoons  water
  •   Salt and pepper, to taste

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by Monte Mathews

The recipe has been voted into our Hall of Fame. It is simply delicious, very textural, and as beautiful to look at as it is to eat. And thank God, it doesn't require a mold. It can easily be doubled and likely should be if you are serving more than 12 people.

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Set aside ½ cup cranberries and empty the rest into a saucepan. Add the sugar, red wine, cinnamon stick, crystallized ginger, orange, lemon, golden raisins, and water. 

Cook over low heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves and the cranberries soften, about 10 minutes. Increase the heat to medium and cook until the cranberries burst, about 12 more minutes.

Reduce the heat to low, and stir in the reserved cranberries. Add more sugar and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Let cool to room temperature before serving. 


Calories per serving:

161 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Fat, Low Sodium Fat Free, Low Fat Abs, Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, No Oil Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 1g 2%
  • Carbs 404g 135%
  • Saturated 0g 1%
  • Fiber 26g 106%
  • Sugars 352g
  • Monounsaturated 0g
  • Polyunsaturated 0g
  • Protein 6g 12%
  • Sodium 76mg 3%
  • Calcium 197mg 20%
  • Magnesium 76mg 19%
  • Potassium 1,191mg 34%
  • Iron 3mg 18%
  • Zinc 1mg 6%
  • Phosphorus 153mg 22%
  • Vitamin A 33µg 4%
  • Vitamin C 175mg 292%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 16%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 18%
  • Niacin (B3) 2mg 8%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 27%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 68µg 17%
  • Vitamin E 5mg 23%
  • Vitamin K 25µg 31%
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