Spiced Cranberry Orange Relish

Cooking Time: 1 hour    Servings: 10-15

Products needed:

  • Traditional 18 Year Balsamic Vinegar
  • Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar
  • Raspberry Balsamic Vinegar

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups apple cider
  • Zest and juice of one orange
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 inches of fresh ginger root, peeled and sliced thickly (or a pinch of ground ginger)
  • 1 cinnamon stick (or ¼ tsp ground cinnamon)
  • 1 bag (12oz) fresh cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon 18 Year Aged Balsamic Vinegar (raspberry, fig, or strawberry balsamic vinegar would also work particularly well here)

Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the apple cider, orange zest & juice, and sugar and heat over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add the, ginger, and cinnamon stick and let simmer for 10 minutes until reduced by a third.
  3. Add the cranberries and stir. Let simmer over medium low heat for another 15-20 minutes until the berries burst and the sauce thickens slightly.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in the vinegar.
  5. Let cool before serving.
  6. Can be made up to 3 days ahead and stored in the refrigerator in an air-tight container.
  7. Notes of ginger, orange, and cinnamon elevate this Thanksgiving side dish beyond the ordinary.