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Christmas Spiced Cranberry Relish

A small batch of Christmas Spiced Cranberry Relish packed full of fresh cranberries, apple, orange zest & juice, onion and sultanas. All bought together with a combination of sweet spices.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Savoury
Cuisine: British
Servings: 1 heaped tablespoon
Calories: 29kcal
Author: Emma


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 medium red onion - chopped finely
  • Zest & juice one medium orange
  • 150 grams fresh cranberries 1 and 1/2 cups
  • 1 medium green apple - grated
  • 3 tablespoons sultanas
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons red or white wine
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 whole star anise
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon sweet smoked paprika
  • Pinch sea salt


  • Gently melt your butter over a low heat in a medium sized saucepan and while that is happening finely chop you onion up and add it to the melted butter. Keep it on a low heat stirring occasionally for at least 5 minutes until your onions are soft and translucent.
  • Add in the orange zest and juice along with the fresh cranberries, grated apple and sultanas.
  • Spoon in the sugar, red wine vinegar and red/white wine and give everything a good stir.
  • Quickly stir in the spices along with the salt.
  • Gently increase the heat to bring it all to a gentle boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer and stir continually until you have a sticky jam like substance in the pan. It will take about 15-20 minutes to reach this stage.
  • Decant the relish into a steralised jar and seal. Use within 2 months, once opened keep in the fridge and eat within 2 weeks.


Serving: 1heaped tablespoon | Calories: 29kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.8g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.6g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 0.9g | Sugar: 3.2g | Iron: 0.2mg