Organic Emily

Cranberry Relish

cranberry sauce

Why used canned cranberry sauce when it’s so easy to make it?! I like this recipe because you can create different varieties with it. You can add orange, pears and ginger if you like.


1 (12 oz) bag of fresh cranberries

1 cup organic sugar

3/4 cup water

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Orange variation add 1 tablespoon orange zest and 2 tablespoons orange juice

Ginger Pear variation add 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 2 pears peeled and chopped

Place cranberries, sugar, water, salt and orange zest, ginger, cinnamon, and pears (if using) in a large stainless steel saucepan. Bring to a boil and turn down to medium, let simmer until slightly thickened and cranberries have popped for about 10 minutes. Turn off heat and add the orange juice if using. Store in the fridge for up to a week before using.

Emily Saddler

Emily is a Master Gardener, wife of a professional landscape contractor, homeschool mom of 7 awesome kids, yoga/pilates instructor, a clinical and master herbalist, licensed massage therapist and soon to be traditional naturopath. She is a very passionate advocate of organic home-grown food! Emily maintains a blog called “The Organic Suburban Farm Girl” where she shares gardening advice, delicious recipes made with fresh, organic ingredients, herbal and natural home care product recipes and loves teaching classes on gardening, plant identification and herbal remedy workshops. Check out the events and classes page for more info.

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