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Cranberry-Apple Jalapeno Cilantro Relish

  • Author: Autumn Reo of


This is the kind of sauce you’ll want to put on everything at Thanksgiving!


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 1 apple, chopped (I prefer gala)
  • 2 cups fresh whole cranberries
  • pinch salt
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 teaspoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons jalapenos, chopped and seeded
  • Orange zest (optional)


  1. Over medium heat, mix sugar, vinegar and salt until dissolved.
  2. Add apples, cranberries and increase to medium-high heat. Cook uncovered 5-7 minutes until fruit is tender, but not soft.
  3. Add ginger, cilantro, and jalapeno and allow to cook on simmer for 2-4 minutes. Allow it to cool to room temperature.
  4. Serve with turkey, dressing and whatever for a southwest flair!


  • This may be prepared in advance and refrigerated for up to a week (Thanksgiving leftovers!) This recipe has been update (11/17.)