Apple Cranberry Relish

Cranberry Relish

Cranberry sauce is such a great way to compliment the flavor of the turkey in your Thanksgiving meal!  Most of the time it is full of refined sugar, which pretty much undoes the health benefits of the cranberries. This recipe for Apple Cranberry Relish will help you lower the sugar content, without losing the great flavor!

If you prefer a more traditional cranberry sauce, let this cranberry relish boil for a few minutes.  It actually tastes quite good raw, too, which may add a fun, creative spin on your meal.  If you prefer the relish, skip the step where you cook it.

1 12 Oz Bag Fresh Cranberries

2 Small Granny Smith Apples (or 1 large)

1-2 Cups Apple Juice or Cider

Zest and Juice from 2 Small Tangerines (or 1 large orange)

2 Tsp Cinnamon

1 Tbsp Pumpkin Pie Spice

1 Tsp Vanilla

1/2 Cup Xylitol or Coconut Sugar

Stevia to Taste (I used 15 Drops)

1/2 Cup Chopped Walnuts (optional)

Add all the ingredients, except the walnuts, to a food processor and pulse until they are chopped coarsely.  Next, place the mixture into a medium pot and cook over medium heat, stirring periodically, until it thickens to desired consistency.  If you want a more saucy consistency, cook it longer than you would the relish.  Start with a cup of apple juice, and add more as needed.  Cook covered.  Garnish with walnuts.  Serve the cranberry relish with Herb Roasted Turkey and enjoy!

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