You only need four ingredients and a food processor to make delicious crunchy Fresh Cranberry Apple Relish. And it’s refined-sugar free!
I was never a big fan of overly sweet cooked cranberry sauce.
Or especially that jelly-like stuff that comes in a can.
My mom used to make a fresh relish with cranberries and Granny Smith apples, but it was full of white sugar.
I think it had over a cup!
But fortunately now I can enjoy a crunchy relish that’s naturally sweetened with fruit, and so can you!
The secret to sweetening Fresh Cranberry Apple Relish without refined sugar is Medjool dates.
I absolutely love them!
And I’ve been known to eat them stuffed with peanut butter for a treat.
I always keep a supply of Medjool dates on hand.
Cranberries are a very healthy fruit.
They are full of Vitamin C, fiber, and manganese.
And they are a festive part of any holiday table.
I’ll be adding this recipe to my vegan Thanksgiving menu plan.
This recipe uses half a bag of cranberries.
You can either make a second batch of relish with the other half, or freeze the rest for later.
I really love using my extra frozen ones to make Cranberry Pineapple Smoothies any time of year.
Or you can make your own dried cranberries at home!
I’ve never tried it, but I love this idea, especially since the store-bought version usually contains oil and sugar.
Check out the short video to see how easy it is to make Fresh Cranberry Apple Relish!
Fresh Cranberry Apple Relish (Sugar-Free)
- Add the cranberries, apples, and dates to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse a few times until the fruit is roughly chopped.
- Add the pecans to the food processor. Pulse a few more times, scrapping down the sides of the bowl as necessary. Be sure not to over-process. Keep it chunky and crunchy!
- Refrigerate the relish in an air-tight container until ready to serve.