Our Favorite Thanksgiving Recipe

I know it’s past Thanksgiving at this point and therefore too late to add our favorite Thanksgiving recipe to your menu but this is a good one that you can most definitely bookmark for next year. Or just make it on a random Tuesday because it’s delicious. And easy. And did I mention delicious? This is the recipe that my kids talk about for weeks before Thanksgiving. You know that one special Thanksgiving recipe that you just can’t have Thanksgiving without? Well, this is theirs, and bonus, it’s the easiest dish on our Thanksgiving menu.

Personally, Thanksgiving is my favorite day of the year. You’d never know it the other 363 days when I have no clue what to fix for dinner, but I look forward to the two days every year that I spend cooking up a giant feast for my family. Without further ado, here it is; our favorite Thanksgiving recipe.


Cranberry Relish

Cranberry Relish


1 Pound Fresh, Whole Cranberries
1 Large Apple (I prefer Red Delicious for its natural sweetness, but use your favorite, for sure.)
1 Whole Orange
1/2-3/4 Cup Sugar (Adjust according to taste.)


You’ll use the whole fruit, so wash everything really well.
Cut up and core the apple.
Cut the orange into chunks.
Add all ingredients to the bowl of a food processor or blender. Pulse until relish reaches a nice, even consistency.
Chill until ready to serve.

A note about sugar:

The amount of sugar to add really varies depending upon personal taste. I use less sugar to let some of the natural tartness of the cranberries shine through, but if you like it sweeter, then by all means gradually add sugar until it reaches a sweetness that makes your taste buds happy.


There you have it. The easiest Thanksgiving recipe there is. Next year my daughter will be nine and this is her absolute favorite Thanksgiving recipe. I know she’ll enjoy having the responsibility of being in charge of a portion of our Thanksgiving menu. This recipe is going to be all hers.

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