Recipe: Cranberry Apple Relish

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Cranberry Apple Relish

This recipe for Cranberry Apple Relish is delicious and super easy. The fresh cranberries bring out a rich cranberry flavor with the perfect amount of sweetness. This recipe is sure to be a Thanksgiving favorite!

Cranberry Apple Relish

Cranberry Apple Relish

Cranberry Apple Relish

Pro tips:

  • Any leftover relish can be stirred into yogurt for breakfast or a snack.
  • The maple syrup adds low-calorie sweetness without using more refined sugar. The maple flavor is subtle, and offsets the tartness of the cranberries.

Cranberry Apple Relish

Recipe: Cranberry Apple Relish
Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Yield: 24 servings

Serving size: 2 tablespoons


1 (12-ounce) bag fresh cranberries

1 small apple, diced

½ cup sugar

⅓ cup golden raisins

zest + juice of 1 orange

1 cup water, cold

¼ cup sugar-freemMaple syrup

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon


Add all of the ingredients except the syrup and cinnamon to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat.

Boil for 2-3 minutes, then reduce to a simmer and cook uncovered for 10-15 minutes, or until the cranberries have popped and the relish has thickened.

When the relish is nearly thickened, stir in the syrup and cinnamon.

Serve warm over turkey, or by itself as a side.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving: (2 tablespoons)

Calories: 36

Calories from fat: 0

Fat: 0g

Saturated Fat: 0g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 6mg

Carbohydrates: 10g

Fiber: 0g

Sugar: 8g

Protein: 0g

WWP+: 1

SmartPoints: 2

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The nutrition content of recipes on has been calculated by Registered Dietitian, Jessica Penner, of Smart Nutrition.