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Cranberry / Pear Relish

Timing is everything!

I delivered a rug to a client just in time to taste-test her awesome pre-Thanksgiving cooking!

I couldn’t have timed it better!

Besides trying her fantastic roasted turkey gravy, she was making her famous Cranberry/Pear Relish. It is so famous, her friends had already begun calling to see if she was making it this year.

Her house smelled amazing — cranberries, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. The perfect spicy/sweet that says the holidays are here.

She has allowed me to share this wonderful side dish with you! I hope you enjoy this dish and your holiday season!

Cranberry / Pear Relish

GMI Design Group
If the amazing scent of cranberries and spices doesn't get you, the bold flavor will!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chilling Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Course Salad


  • 1 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 3 Cup Cranberries (1 bag)
  • 2 Pears cubed
  • 1/2 tsp. Nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. Allspice
  • 4" Cinnamon Stick (or 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon)


  • Combine sugar and water in saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil. Boil rapidly uncovered for 5 minutes.
  • Add the cranberries, pears, and spices.
  • Return to a boil, stirring often, for 3-4 minutes, or until cranberry skins pop.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Cover and chill.
Keyword cranberry, cranberry sauce, holiday, relish, Thanksgiving, turkey side, what to serve with turkey

Original post: November, 2013

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