Give your Thanksgiving turkey some delicious support by adding this side dish to the table.
Cranberry Pear Relish
- 1 pound fresh or frozen cranberries (substitute craisins or dried cherries if you can’t find fresh or frozen cranberries)
4 pears (peeled cored and ½” dice)
1 onion (¼” dice)
1½ cups granulated sugar (less if dried fruit is used)
½ cup red wine
- Place onions, sugar, red wine, ginger, lemon zest and salt in a medium size pot. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer for 15 minutes. Add the cranberries and pears to the pot, and continue to simmer for an additional 20 minutes or until the cranberries and onions have softened, and the color is a rich scarlet.
TIP: Prick each cranberry with a pin or needle before cooking them. This will keep the cranberries from bursting and getting mushy as they cook.
- Remove lemon zest strips. Allow relish to cool. Serve at room temperature. May be made two days in advance. Adjust seasoning, if necessary.