Apple Orange Cranberry Relish

thanksgiving cranberry sauce

“The apple-orange-cranberry relish is a recipe that my mom shared with me. Before I had this recipe, I never really liked cranberry sauce – now, I can’t get enough! It has great texture and nice bright flavors that go well with turkey.” – Katie Lee

From Katie Lee’s The Comfort Table: Recipes for Everyday Occasions  

Makes 3 cups

1 orange

3 cups fresh cranberries

1 medium apple (a sweeter variety such as Gala or Fuji)

1 celery stalk, cut into 1-inch pieces

½ cup shelled walnuts

¾ cup sugar

1 tablespoon orange liqueur

Grate the zest from the whole orange and set aside. Cut off any remaining pith from the orange. Cut the orange into chunks.

In a food processor, combine cranberries, orange chunks, orange zest, apple, and celery and process until finely chopped. Be careful not to process too long because mixture will become mushy. Add the walnuts and pulse until chopped. Stir in the sugar and orange liqueur. Refrigerate unit serving time.

*Photographed by Alli Shepherd