Cranberry–Orange Relish

The perfect accompaniment for turkey, in just ten minutes.

  • Serves

    makes about 1 1/2 cups

  • Cook

    10 minutes


By Matthew Jennings

Updated on March 28, 2021

This bracingly tart relish, from Matthew Jennings of Townsman in Boston is the perfect foil for a rich Thanksgiving spread. Whole pieces or orange flesh and peel add texture to balance the creamy smoothness of mashed potatoes and cornbread dressing.


  • 1 orange (1/2 finely zested, remaining flesh and peel finely chopped)
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 14 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tbsp. Grand Marnier, or other orange liqueur
  • 12 tsp. kosher salt


Step 1

To a saucepan, add zested and chopped orange, cranberries, sugar, lime juice, liqueur, and salt. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook, stirring, until the cranberries burst and the sauce thickens, 8 minutes. Scrape into a bowl and let cool

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