Cranberry Relish: Test 1


The Exploratory Kitchen

Total time: 15 minutes

Yield: 2 cups


Food Processor


1 12oz bag of cranberries
2 small apples
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 orange, peeled
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground ginger


  1. I started by adding the cranberries, the whole peeled orange, nutmeg, ginger and 1 cup of sugar to the food processor and running it until finely pureed. When I tasted it at this point, it was too tart and I opted for another 1/4 cup of sugar. The relish was still too tart! My solution this time was to add two apples that I had on the verge of going bad. It worked! It brought the tartness down quite a bit but now the whole thing was too sweet. Omit that last 1/4 cup is my recommendation and you’ll have a well balanced relish.
  2. Throw it into a storage container. You’re done. How easy was that? This should last at least 2 weeks though I’ll keep you posted as mine sits in the fridge. At 2 weeks it’s still going strong. I suspect it will ferment sooner than spoil.


Cranberry Condiments

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Tali Apostolico

I'm a baking addict with a history of messing around in a lab. Science, an intense interest in food and flavor, and creative genes! Thus, Exploratory Kitchen was born! A scientific approach to producing delicious and customizable foods with the aim to understand the ingredients and not just follow the recipe.

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