Cranberry-Ginger Relish

  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Servings: 10-12
  • About This Recipe

    “This uncooked cranberry relish is very refreshing with a unique ginger-citrus flavour.”


  • 1red grapefruit
  • 1tangerine
  • 2cups fresh cranberries or 2cupsfrozen cranberries
  • 1tablespoonchopped fresh ginger
  • 1/2 cupwhite sugar
  • 2tablespoonsfreshly squeezed lime juice
  • Directions

  • With a zester or a grater, remove the zest from the grapefruit and the tangerine; set aside.
  • Peel the 2 fruits and cut into segments, removing all pith, seeds and membranes.
  • Transfer to a food processor and swirl around until finely chopped; place in a large bowl.
  • Add the cranberries (no need to thaw if frozen) and ginger to food processor and pulse until chopped; be careful not to overprocess.
  • Add cranberry-ginger mixture to citrus fruit in bowl and stir in sugar, lime juice and zest; stir until sugar is dissolved.
  • Taste and add more sugar if you feel it’s necessary.
  • Refrigerate for at least 2 hours to let flavours blend; keeps well for about 2 weeks.
  • Makes just over 2 cups.
  • Reviews

  • “This recipe was a hit from those that don’t even like cranberries (myself included) The grapefruit really helped to give it a change of flavor. Since I don’t have a food processor, I cooked the cranberries till they popped, then just whisked them in with the rest of the ingredients. Worked perfectly.”

  • “My Mom sent us a case of grapefruit – so I’ve been trying to use it up.I liked this so much more than I thought I would.I don’t quite know what to do with it – but that’s ok, because so far, I have just been sneaking to the fridge to get spoonfull after spoonfull.It is so refreshing and “cheerful” tasting.Thanks for sharing!”

  • “This was GREAT.I’m just sorry I didn’t get it made at Thanksgiving — I’d bought all the ingredients, but had four other kinds of cranberry sauce already made, so didn’t get to this one … I love the combination of citrus; it gives the relish a much more complex and interesting flavor than the normal orange.Unfortunately the fresh grapefruit aren’t very good yet, so the ones I used were very trat — which meant having to use 3/4 cup sugar.Lovely relish — I’ll definitely make it again!Thanks for posting this.”

  • “I made this for my office’s Thanksgiving pitch-in. Everyone loved it. Half a cup of sugar was perfect. “