spicy cranberry pomegranate relish

i had such a good "harvest" of pomegranates this year.. i couldn't wait to use them in recipes.. i made this spicy cranberry pomegranate relish/sauce which was soo good.. i put it on everything.. i even mixed it with my mayo for my sandwich of leftover turkey.. simply delicious..and really easy..

spicy cranberry pomegranate relish

prep time: 5 minutes
cooking time: 15-20 minutes
servings: about 12-15


1 bag of fresh cranberries
2 cups (or one small bottle of pom) pomegranate juice
1/2 cup to 1 cup sugar (depending on how sweet you like it)
juice and zest of 1 orange
1-2 diced small, red chili or jalapenos (i used what was growing in my garden)
pomegranate seeds

combine everything, except pomegranate seeds, together in a medium sauce pan and cook over medium low for about 20 minutes.. stir every now and again to prevent scorching.. it will start to thicken and the cranberries burst.. i used the back of my spoon and pushed them again the side of the pot to kinda smoosh them.. once it was pretty thick i added the pomegranate seeds and turned the heat off.. i ladled the relish into 2 mason jars and allowed it to cool then kept in the fridge until ready to serve.. it's great as a side for turkey or chicken.. goes well on sandwiches.. mixed with whipped cream cheese for crackers.. i also served it with liver pâté (that recipe here) and the sweet and spiciness played well with the pâté.. it's a very versatile side dish..

enjoy and get cook'n!!


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