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Cranberry relish has been a favorite of mine since I was a little girl when I used to help my mother make this side dish from scratch. Any form of cranberry relish I will not turn away. I love the canned cranberry relish and the gel relish and I love the fresh homemade cranberry sauce and relish. It is a great addition to any News Years Party Appetizer. There are a lot of complicated wrapped brie recipes but we just make a simple warm cheese with warm cranberry relish and toasted walnuts.
My mother had a hand crank grinder made of heavy metal that when attached kitchen counter. She would grind the raw fresh cranberries, with oranges, to make her relish. I could not have been more than six or seven when I remember helping her feed the cranberries into the little metal hopper at the top and helping her turn the handle This is one of the fond memories I have helping my mother in the kitchen.
Jim’s mother also made the cranberry sauce fresh from fresh cranberries. The recipe on the back of the ocean spray cranberry package. I have not found my mother’s recipe, so we make Jim’s mother’s recipe each year. It’s very simple with few ingredients, fresh, bright and refresh.
At our Thanksgiving table, you will find her recipe along with the simple can she find in the store.
At Christmas, we love to put this warm over brie cheese warmed in the oven. Warming the cheese and topping with warm cranberry relish and some toasted walnuts is a great appetizer for your Christmas or New Years Party.