Cranberry Apple Relish

Growing up, my Nana always made cranberry apple relish for our big family Thanksgiving dinner. It was fresh, tangy, and was made with 2 to 3 cups of refined white sugar. So. . . to healthify this recipe a bit while keeping its traditional charm and wonderful fresh taste, I scaled the sweetener way back. Its a bit more sour than the original recipe but its still fresh, delicious, and satisfies the cranberry sauce spot on your Thanksgiving dinner plate. Enjoy this whole food recipe loaded with real food nutrition on Thanksgiving or throughout the fall and winter!


Cranberry Apple RelishCranberry Apple Relish

Prep time: 10 minutes or less
Yield: 3 cups, 12 servings

2 cups fresh or thawed frozen cranberries, chopped finely
1 granny smith apple, chopped finely
1/4 cup maple syrup, honey, or sweetener of choice
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon orange zest
Pinch sea salt

1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
2. Chill for at least 2 hours prior to serving to allow flavors to combine.

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Erin Harner

Erin Harner is an Integrative Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), author, and speaker based in Ithaca, NY. Erin melds functional medicine and culinary nutrition to help her clients uncover their unique diet and confidently cook healthy nourishing meals that meet the needs of their whole family. Learn about Erin's services and connect on Instagram.

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