Cranberry Apple Relish

When most people think of cranberries, they think of the canned jelled kind served during the holidays, but there are actually many more ways to use them. For a little different twist on Thanksgiving, why not try a raw cranberry apple relish?  It is refreshing, with a hint of orange zest and sweet cinnamon, and it goes perfect with the other traditional dishes.  I know it takes a little more effort than opening a can, but really not much since all you need to do is pulse the ingredients in the food processor for about a minute or less.  If you have extra, this is wonderful served on a sandwich or wrap, or alongside a chevre (such as the recipe for vegan macadamia chevre on our site), or even just with a spoon like applesauce.

Author: Amy

Amy currently works in our deli contributing to the variety of healthful foods we offer. She graduated with a degree in studio art from Bethel University in 2007, but in her senior year of college, found that her passion was with the art of food. She later used her photography and culinary skills to create a vegan dessert and food blog, Fragrant Vanilla Cake. She is also a cookbook author, of the books Just Vegan Cakes, Fragrant Vanilla Cake: Sweet and Savory and Rawlicious Desserts. She specializes in raw, vegan and vegetarian recipes. Local,fresh and organic food has always been her focus in whatever she creates.



In a food processor, combine all ingredients and pulse until chopped and combined but still chunky.

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Recipe Type

  • Allergen Friendly
  • Dairy-Free
  • Gluten-Free
  • Heart Healthy
  • Paleo
  • Raw
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

Course Type

  • Side Dish

Skill Level

  • Beginner
  • Child Friendly
  • Easy