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A bowl of food , with Cranberry sauce in it

The Best Cranberry Relish Recipe

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: side
  • Method: none
  • Cuisine: American


A grownup version of your favorite holiday side dish, this Cranberry Orange Relish made with Grand Marnier liqueur and is sure to be a Thanksgiving favorite!


  • 1 – bag (16 oz.) fresh cranberries
  • ½ cup, sugar
  • 1 orange, zested and juiced
  • 2 ounces, Grand Marnier liqueur


  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor.
  2. Pulse several times to breakdown the cranberries and incorporate the ingredients. It should still be a little chunky.
  3. Allow the cranberry relish to sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes before serving so the flavors can come together. Serve.


  • After relish has been sitting for 10-15 minutes or so, taste it. If it needs to be a bit sweeter, add a little more sugar and continue to let it sit and come together.
    Check the consistency. If it needs more liquid, add a bit more orange juice.

Keywords: cranberry sauce