Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Making of Cranberry Relish

Cranberry relish is a traditional dish on our Thanksgiving table. I finally remembered to pull out the camera while I was making it today, so I could photograph the process (and you know these photos will make their way onto a layout soon, right?)

The photo above shows what the relish looks like at the start of cooking, lots of pretty cranberries mixed with other ingredients (the recipe is posted below).

After cooking for ten minutes, it becomes much thicker and a bit rosier in color:

Here's the delicious, finished product (although it still has to cool and set a bit).

Cranberry Relish a la the Swifts:

1 pound cranberries
3/4 c. sugar
1 1/2 c. chopped dates
2 c. water
1/4 t. cinnamon
1/4 t. ginger
1/4 c. white vinegar

Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan. Boil rapidly, uncovered, 10 minutes and mash almost constantly with a potato masher.

Chill well.

Makes 4 cups.
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