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Easy Apple Cranberry Relish

Easy Apple Cranberry Relish
3 cups
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Dairy FreeLow CalorieLow FatLow SodiumVegetarian
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21 reviews
Who knew only 2 ingredients could make such a delicious side dish! This easy Apple Cranberry Relish features STOUFFER’s Harvest Apples and whole cranberry sauce to create an updated pairing for Turkey or Pork. Serve this at your next holiday meal and be prepared to share the recipe.

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  • 1 package (12 ounces) STOUFFER'S Harvest Apples, defrosted*
  • 1 can (16 ounces) whole berry cranberry sauce


PLACE Harvest Apples in food processor or blender; cover. Process until coarsely chopped.

COMBINE apples and cranberry sauce in medium bowl; cover. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

*DEFROST Harvest Apples in microwave on MEDIUM (50%) power for 6 to 7 minutes.


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  •  Star(s)

    Easy as 1 - 2 - 3 and Simply Delicious

    Cookie Melton from Vero Beach, FL

    Reading all the excellent reviews for this recipe I decided to try it for my Thanksgiving Dinner for 2007. Everyone loved it even those who usually don't eat cranberries. It positively deserves all those excellent reviews! I will definitely serve it again.

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    Good Quick Side Dish

    J Scott from Indianapolis, Indiana

    Several years ago I got the idea of putting Stouffer's Escalloped Apples and whole berry cranberry sauce together. I just heated them both in microwave and served hot, as a side dish with chicken for something different. My sister-in-law loved it, and made it many times as a quick side dish for any meal -- even an every day meal. We prefer it warm, but I'm sure would be good as written in this recipe also. Great way to get people to eat cranberries that normally wouldn't.

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    AWESOME Side Dish

    Jodie Kronsberg from Boynton Beach, Florida

    I've made this for years. The kids just love it as well as the adults. It's got just the right sweet and tangy taste. The only difference for me on this recipe is that I serve it right from the oven. It is really tasty HOT..... You will make this time and again because it goes great with turkey, chicken, pork, ham, etc. Try it HOT and see if you like it this way instead of cold! :-)

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    Just the Right Touch!

    Debra Fletcher from TECUMSEH, OK

    We just had a fresh hog butchered and I was looking for lite recipes to accompany the pork for variety in serving dishes. This relish not only made the meal look extra special, but it was delicious! My family felt like it was a holiday and it's just another weeknight dinner. I like that!

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    Cranberry Lovers...

    PAT WELTCH from Greensboro, NC

    If you are a cranberry lover, you will want to keep this one!!! Yum, yum and apples too.

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    I make this relish all the time as it is so good and so healthy for you. We have with ham, or any type of poultry. Sometimes I do add nuts for variety.

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    Tart & Tasty

    Judi from

    This is so quick, so easy and so tasty. Sure beats plain "ole" cranberry sauce. This really complimented my Christmas turkey dinner. Whenever I need to serve cranberry sauce as a side dish in the future, I will be using this recipe, no doubt.

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    Jennifer from Memphis, TN

    I made this for my Christmas dinner with my family. It was very good as a relish for the ham and as a side dish. I will definitely make this again.

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    Easy Apple cRANBERRY rELISH

    Carole Finney from HARRISVILLE, OH

    This relish is so easy to make and so easy to have the ingredients on hand to make. It is delicious. An excellent side dish with any meal.

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    Cranberry Keeper

    Paul Myers from MERCERVILLE, NJ

    I made this for some friends after I made some for my Family. They loved it and now I am supposed to make some in mass quantities for the annual Christmas party at work. I prefer to use frash apples...a mixture of Granny Smith and Macintosh apples tastes great.

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    Oh so easy & Oh so good

    Sandra from Richmond, Mich.

    Made this for Thanksgiving and everyone was mad because I didn't make a double batch. Took five minutes to make and for a change everybody ate the cranberries this year.

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    Delicious and quick

    Michelle Davidson from Charlotte,NC

    I made this dish 2 Thanksgivings ago! My mom has not stopped talking about it yet. She made sure I got the recipe again so she can make it this year. It is delicious....

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    The Best

    Jodie from Boynton Beach, Florida

    I have made this for years with some "little differences".......first of all I leave the Harvest Apples just as they come from the pkg (gives the dish some extra texture) and secondly, after combining both ingredients, I put them into a casserole dish and heat them 'til bubbly. Serving it hot is just extra special. What a GREAT side dish for any poultry or pork entree. Try it, see if you don't agree that it's even better served hot!!!!!

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    The Best!

    Jessie from Lincoln, Nebraska

    I couldn't find the frozen apples at the stores so I used fresh diced apples, and let it sit over night. It was great! Ususally only one person eats cranberry sauce in our family, but everyone eat this. The kids even loved it. The apples help make the cranberries not so tart. I would recommend this recipe to anyone.

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    Sally from San Francisco, CA

    The first cranberry relish that I made with no effort at all. Everyone loved it. There was none left.

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    Good Stuff

    Dana from Michigan

    I am not usually a cranberry sauce fan, unless it is the gel kind that looks like the can! I made this for Thanksgiving this year and it was a big hit, no left overs. I can't remember when there was never any cranberry sauce left over. This will be my recipe from now on.

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    Great stuff

    JH Dugger from Poplar Bluff, MO

    My daughter prepared this for Thanksgiving using diced, fresh apples. It was good.

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    apple cranberry relish

    Robert Bruce from

    I have found that the addition of chopped nuts adds greatly to this recipe.

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    Looks pretty and familar

    Melissa from Titusville, FL

    My mom made one that looks like that but with strawberries and pecans..jello and something like cranberries and I wish I knew that recipe!

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    Dress it up for more flavor!!

    Carol Plumley from NM

    This recipe is similar to one that has been in my family for years. We just add premade semi-jelled cherry jello to the can of cranberries, then add cut up apples, pecans and thin sliced celery. Great Recipe!!

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    sally stephens from east alton

    Love apples and cranberries they make a great side dish to any meal.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 12/3 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe:

  • Calories: 90
  • Calories from Fat: 5
  • Total Fat: 0.5g (1% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 0g (0% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 0mg (0% of DV)
  • Sodium: 15mg (1% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 21g (7% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g (4% of DV)
  • Sugars: 15g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Vitamin A: 0% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 15% of DV
  • Calcium: 0% of DV
  • Iron: 0% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Easy Apple Cranberry Relish


  • 1 package (12 ounces) STOUFFER'S Harvest Apples, defrosted*
  • 1 can (16 ounces) whole berry cranberry sauce



PLACE Harvest Apples in food processor or blender; cover. Process until coarsely chopped.

COMBINE apples and cranberry sauce in medium bowl; cover. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

*DEFROST Harvest Apples in microwave on MEDIUM (50%) power for 6 to 7 minutes.

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