Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Cranberry Relish Sweet and Spicy

Cranberries and the holiday's go hand and hand and I can't imagine sitting down for a holiday meal without a side dish of Cranberries.  This Cranberry Relish recipe is so versatile and through the years has become my favorite to work with.  The base recipe is a little sweet and yet the tartness of the cranberry is still there with wonderful fall flavors.  The Spicy recipe has a full flavor of the jalapeno and is a big hit at holiday parties. Our family and friends love this recipe and sure hope you do to.

Cranberry Relish Sweet and Spicy

Cranberry Relish Sweet and Spicy at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Cranberry Relish Sweet and Spicy
Miz Helen's Kitchen
12 ounce bag Fresh Cranberries
1-1/2 cup sugar plus more to taste
1 orange, rind removed and chopped
1 Granny Smith Apple, chopped
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 stick cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
dash of cayenne
2 medium jalapeno, chopped fine
Pour the washed and dried cranberries into a medium saucepan.
Add 1 cup  sugar, 2 strips orange rind, 1 cinnamon stick 2 tablespoons water mix well
Cook the mixture on medium heat until the sugar has melted, increase the heat to medium and cook until the berries burst stirring so the mixture does not stick or burn remove the pan from the heat remove the cinnamon stick from the mixture
Add the orange juice, salt and cayenne mix well
Add the chopped apple, orange,1/2 cup sugar and mix well
Taste and adjust the seasons
For The Spicy
Add the jalapeno to the above mixture and mix well 
Let set refrigerated for 1 hour before serving

Ready To Cook

Cranberry Relish Sweet and Spicy at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Serve As A Dip

Cranberry Relish Sweet and Spicy at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Serve As A lovely Side Dish

Cranberry Relish Sweet and Spicy at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

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I am so happy that you stopped by to experience the joy's of the cranberry with me today.  Hope you are having a great week and come back to see me real soon!
Peace and Joy 


  1. Just looking at these photos and my mouth is watering!!
    This is not familiar here, and would be great for festive dinners

  2. Fantastic - this would add some spark to the Thanksgiving table!

  3. Crave worthy! You got me with the sweet heat. Perfect for Thanksgiving!

  4. What a great recipe! We must think a like--I just posted a slow cooker cranberry sauce. I love that you added a little heat to your recipe. Delicious!

  5. This recipe has Miz Helen written all over it with the spicy note of jalapeño! It sounds wonderful. xo

  6. Jalapeno in cranberry sauce Interesting wonder if the hubby would like this? Here in my neck of the woods I have never heard of this...................Andi

  7. Miz Helen,
    This looks wonderful. It's a shame that people buy their cranberry sauce in a can when you make a fabulous recipe like this with ease, Happy Thanksgiving

  8. My mom and I often make a cranberry sauce similar to yours without the spicy kick. But yum, this year I'm making it your way. It sounds so tasty ~ I love sweet/spicy things. Thanks for your recipe. Would you be willing to share this recipe post at our Making Monday link party? We would love it and think our readers will, too. Thanks. Have a fantastic day. http://www.abrightandbeautifullife.com/making-monday-14/

    Lori @ A Bright and Beautiful Life

    1. Oops, sorry. I just noticed that you already did. Thanks tons and tons.

      Lori @ A Bright and Beautiful Life

  9. Oh goodness, your cranberry relish looks amazing, Miz Helen. I love that you've added citrus, cinnamon and heat to it. Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  10. Your Cranberry Relish looks delicious and I love the contrast of the sweet and spicy. Thank you for sharing it with us at The Hearth and Soul Hop, Miz Helen!

  11. I don't think I've ever had a spicy cranberry relish/sauce - definitely going to give this one a try!


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