What's The Difference Between Cranberry Sauce and Relish

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Following tradition, your Thanksgiving dinner is not complete without cranberries. Their sweet to tart flavor pairs perfectly with roasted turkey. Make your next side dish using fresh, whole cranberries, alongside your canned cranberries. Prepare one of our top-rated cranberry sauce or cranberry relish recipes—sure to delight taste buds!

What's the difference between cranberry sauce and cranberry relish?

  • Cranberry sauce is cooked and usually sweeter than cranberry relish
  • Cranberry relish is uncooked. Fresh cranberries are blended in a food processor with nuts, citrus peel and sugar

Cranberry Sauce Recipes:

Cranberry Pomegranate & Tangerine Sauce
Total time: 25 minutes
Smoky Cranberry-Apple Sauce
Total time: 30 minutes

Cranberry Relish Recipes:

Cranberry-Orange Relish
Total time: 10 minutes
Cranberry Jalapeño Relish
Total time: 15 minutes

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