Cranberry Relish


20-ounce can crushed pineapple in its own juice
6 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves


  1. Thoroughly drain the pineapple using a strainer (one made from a nonreactive material, such as stainless steel) set over a large measuring cup. Add enough water to the juice to measure 2 cups of liquid.
  2. Pour the liquid into a large nonreactive saucepan. Add the cranberries and sugar. Stir the mixture over high heat until the sugar dissolves and the liquid comes to a boil. Continue cooking it at a boil, stirring occasionally, until most of the berries pop open and the mixture is thick, about 10 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat.
  3. Mix in the pineapple, walnuts, lemon juice, and cloves. Transfer the relish to a serving bowl and refrigerate it uncovered until it’s cold (about 2 hours). Then cover the relish until you’re ready to serve it. Makes 6 cups.

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