I used to eat cranberry sauce that you get in a can. I loved it and always looked forward to having it on Thanksgiving. Then one year, it had to be at least a decade ago, my older sister made some fresh cranberry relish and brought it on Thanksgiving. I didn't eat any that year....I remember thinking to myself "What is this lumpy stuff? I am not missing eating my lovely smooth cranberry sauce for this stuff!"
Freeze the cranberries until they are frozen solid
Core and chop the apple but leave the skins on
Chop the oranges with the rind on
In a food processor, chop the apples, oranges and cranberries until the pieces are about 1/4 inch square
Place the chopped fruit in a bowl and add the sugar, stirring until completely mixed
Chill for at least a couple hours before serving
Some people in our family think that this relish is much better if you do not leave the rind on the oranges. It makes the relish really sweet and gets rid of the bitter taste. I, personally do not like it this way, but it is a personal choice. I love the combination of bitter and sweet. You should try it both ways and choose which you prefer.
I urge you to try this recipe this Thanksgiving. Don't be surprised if people are hesitant to taste it, but take comfort in the knowledge that if they do, they will love it!
Have a great Thanksgiving!