bowl of Grandma Richards’ Cranberry Relish

This is one of my most favorite parts about Thanksgiving dinner! This has been a part of our Thanksgiving meal for as long as I can remember. The only thing that I have changed over the years from my grandmother’s recipe that I use, is cutting the sugar in half. 

This side dish is so fresh and bright and is super simple to make. It is a great addition to your plate to help break up the “heaviness” that can be Thanksgiving dinner. 

Make this 1-2 days before you plan to serve it so you can get the best out of the flavors. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does. 



Grandma Richards’ Cranberry Relish

Serves: 8  

Total time: 15 minutes prep + 24 hours rest


  • 2 Cups Whole Cranberries
  • 2 Red Delicious Apples, peeled and cored
  • 1 Orange, with rind 
  • ½ Lemon, with rind
  • ¾ Cup Pure Cane Sugar


  1. Rough chop your apples, orange and lemon. 
  2. One at a time put each ingredient into a food processor or food chopper and coarsely chop. 
  3. Combine all chopped ingredients in a bowl with sugar and refrigerate for at least 24 hours before serving. 


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