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Make Your Own Cranberry Relish for Holiday Parties!

Hudson Valley's Culinary Institute of America Shares Super Recipe

Make a fabulous cranberry relish from the Culinary Institute

It's that
time of year again...the time when bags of cranberries arrive on the shelves of our markets produce sections and the chefs of the Culinary Institute of America encourage you to try making your own cranberry relish this holiday season. 

Try this simple recipe for your holiday dinner this year

Fresh Cranberry Relish

Makes 6 servings

  • One 12-ounce bag of fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur such as Grand Marnier or Triple Sec
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons orange marmalade
1. If using fresh cranberries, wash, pick through, and dry them thoroughly.

2. In a medium saucepan, mix 1/3 cup of sugar with the cranberries and the remaining ingredients. Taste to adjust sweetness and add more sugar if desired.

3. Place over medium-high heat and simmer, stirring occasionally until the berries pop.

4. You may serve hot or cold.

Nutrition Analysis per 1-ounce serving: 40 calories, 0g protein, 9g carbohydrate, 0g fat, 0mg sodium, 0mg cholesterol, less than 1g dietary fiber.

About The Culinary Institute of America

Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is an independent, not-for-profit college offering bachelor's and associate degrees in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts as well as certificate programs in culinary arts, Latin cuisines, and wine and beverage studies. As the world's premier culinary college, the CIA provides thought leadership in the areas of health & wellness, sustainability, and world cuisines & cultures through research and conferences. The CIA has a network of 43,000 alumni that includes industry leaders such as Grant Achatz, Anthony Bourdain, Cat Cora, Dan Coudreaut, Steve Ells, Roy Choi, Johnny Iuzzini, Charlie Palmer, and Roy Yamaguchi. In addition to its degree programs, the CIA offers courses for professionals and enthusiasts, as well as consulting services in support of innovation for the foodservice and hospitality industry. The college has campuses in Hyde Park, NY; St. Helena, CA; San Antonio, TX; and Singapore.

For more information, visit the CIA online at