This fresh cranberry relish is very easy and always on our Thanksgiving table. We like to make extra and can it for the rest of the season. Put a bow on a jar of cranberry relish for a nice holiday party hostess gift.

Ingredients for McGuire Cranberry Relish

  • 1 quart fresh cranberries
  • 3/4 C. water
  • 1 C. brown sugar
  • 1/4 t. cinnamon
  • 1/4 t. fresh ground cloves
  • 1/4 t. fresh ground allspice
  • 1/8 t. mace
  • 1 t. orange zest


Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer for 25 minutes until berries are soft and most have burst. Use a potato masher to break down sauce to your desired consistency. Makes about 3 cups.

The tartness of  cranberries can vary quite a bit, so you may need to adjust spices and sugar to your preferred taste.