Cranberry Relish is a staple at my Thanksgiving table. I usually serve it in a decorative jelly bowl with a petite spoon. The effect is rather elegant. This is a great dish for older kids to make.
One 12-oz package fresh cranberries (approx. 3 cups)
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. water
2 tsp. grated orange zest (preferably fresh)
1/3 c. orange juice
Wash the cranberries and pick through them, discarding any blemished ones. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, then immediately turn it down to a simmer. Simmer, uncovered, over medium heat until the cranberries pop open and the relish is thickened, approximately 7-10 minutes.
Let cool and serve, but it's much better if refrigerated for up to 2 days.
Yield: About 2-1/2 cups