Make Cranberry Relish And Be A Thanksgiving Hero

Skip the Canned Stuff. So maybe canned cranberry sauce goes against everything you believe in and you're looking for something easy and delicious to bring to your Thanksgiving dinner. Look no further. We've got you covered with a cranberry relish recipe that doesn't even require you to turn on the stove.

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Get the Ingredients. 2 cups fresh or frozen and thawed cranberries, 1 skin-on navel orange cut into wedges, and ½ cup sugar (add more sugar if you prefer a sweeter relish).

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Chop and blend. Throw everything (yes, even that orange peel) in the food processor and pulse until you reach a finely chopped, but not puréed, consistency.

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Make-Ahead Menu Planning. Make this a few days before Thanksgiving and store in the fridge until you need it. You won't have to worry about making cranberry sauce while basting the turkey, plus the flavors improve over time so you're left with a sweet-tart-tangy cranberry creation.

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Julie Ruggirello is the Recipe Editor at The Daily Meal and is wary of homemade cranberry sauce, but thinks this recipe might change her mind. Follow her on Twitter @TDMRecipeEditor.