Mixed Fruit Relish

This is a terrific recipe and the antithesis of the raw orange/cranberry relish that was popular long ago! Make a double batch because it lasts forever in the refrigerator and will be great o­n sandwiches or even ice cream. Enjoy!


  • 12 ounces fresh cranberries
  • 2 apples, pared, cored, and cut into chunks
  • 2 pears, pared, cored and cut into chunks
  • 1 cup dark raisins
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • ½ cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 Tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup orange liqueur

Preparation Instructions

  1. Put all of the ingredients EXCEPT the liqueur into a heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to a slow simmer. Cook uncovered for 30 – 45 minutes or until the mixture thickens slightly. Stir occasionally.
  2. Add the liqueur and stir until thoroughly blended.
  3. Refrigerate for at least three hours. This mixture lasts for months in the refrigerator and freezes well.
  4. Serve chilled as an accompaniment to a poultry dinner.
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