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Cranberry Pear Relish

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Somehow my small group’s Thanksgiving feast happened to fall on a crazy-busy workday this year, leaving me pretty much zero time for any prep on my dinner contribution.

But not to fear!

Dum dah dum…

Behold, my 3-minute cranberry-pear relish to the rescue!

I’m not kidding. It took me more time to pull out the food processor than to actually make this one. Just zest an orange, toss everything else into the food processor, and voila! A colorful, delicious, and creative twist on cranberry relish is ready in minutes. And, it’s also perfect for leftovers on turkey sandwiches! Definitely a yummy and speedy recipe to bookmark.

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Cranberry Pear Relish

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  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes


You will love this sweet, decadent Cranberry Pear Relish recipe! Add it to your leftover turkey sandwiches or to any other dish. It’s healthy and flavorful.


  • 1 orange
  • 1 bag cranberries
  • 1 Bartlett pear, cored and cut into large chunks
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar (more or less to taste)
  • pinch Kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted


  1. Zest the orange, then peel and cut roughly into wedges. (Discard the peel.)
  2. Add the orange wedges and zest, cranberries, pear, sugar and and salt to a food processor, and pulse until coarsely chopped. Transfer to a bowl, cover, and refrigerate for at least an hour or up to two days. Just before serving, stir in pecans.


Add in a few pieces of candied ginger for an extra sweet and spicy kick!

Adapted from the Food Network.

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4 comments on “Cranberry Pear Relish”

  1. Yum! That looks great. But I’m having a mental block this morning. Besides turkey sandwiches, what would this accompany? Regardless, I might go pick up a pear and an orange (already have the cranberries and pecans!) and experiment. :)

  2. Yum! This sounds like a perfect alternative to cranberry sauce. I love the addition of pecans!

  3. This looks/sounds great (and so easy)!

  4. “Bag” of cranberries?? What size?