Cranberry and Walnut Relish Recipe - NYT Cooking

Cranberry and Walnut Relish Recipe - NYT Cooking

Cook Time Cook: 30m

Yield: 5 cups

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A knob of butter helps mellow the lip-puckering quality of cranberries in this savory-sweet holiday staple. Featured in: The Zing Starts Here. Learn: How to Make Cranberry Sauce

  • ½ sprig fresh rosemary
  • 2 leaves fresh sage
  • 1 tablespoon butter, unsalted
  • ½ Spanish onion, diced small
  • 2 cups dried cranberries
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 cup Demerara sugar, or as needed
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 8 ounces (about 2 cups) fresh cranberries, rinsed, dried and roughly chopped
  • 2 cups toasted, chopped walnuts
  1. Tie rosemary and sage together with kitchen twine, and set aside. Place a medium enameled or stainless steel saucepan over medium-low heat, and melt butter. Add onion. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender but not browned, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add rosemary and sage, dried cranberries, apple cider, orange juice, 1 cup sugar and the salt. Simmer until liquid is reduced by half. Add fresh cranberries and simmer, stirring frequently to prevent burning, until relish is thick and sticky, 15 to 20 minutes. Taste and adjust sugar as needed. Add walnuts and allow to cool. Allow relish to chill, preferably overnight, before serving.

Ingredients

  • ½ sprig fresh rosemary
  • 2 leaves fresh sage
  • 1 tablespoon butter, unsalted
  • ½ Spanish onion, diced small
  • 2 cups dried cranberries
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 cup Demerara sugar, or as needed
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 8 ounces (about 2 cups) fresh cranberries, rinsed, dried and roughly chopped
  • 2 cups toasted, chopped walnuts

Instructions

  1. Tie rosemary and sage together with kitchen twine, and set aside. Place a medium enameled or stainless steel saucepan over medium-low heat, and melt butter. Add onion. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender but not browned, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add rosemary and sage, dried cranberries, apple cider, orange juice, 1 cup sugar and the salt. Simmer until liquid is reduced by half. Add fresh cranberries and simmer, stirring frequently to prevent burning, until relish is thick and sticky, 15 to 20 minutes. Taste and adjust sugar as needed. Add walnuts and allow to cool. Allow relish to chill, preferably overnight, before serving.