Roasted Apple Cranberry Relish is a thick, jam-like condiment whose uses go far beyond the Thanksgiving table.
Total Cost: $5.79 recipe / $1.45 per half cup
Author: Adapted from Bon Appétit
12 ozbagfresh cranberries $2.79
3medium apples* (about 1.5 lbs.)$2.58
1/2cupbrown sugar $0.32
1/4tspground cloves $0.03
1tsplemon juice $0.02
Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Wash the cranberries and place them in a large 8x13-inch casserole dish (2-3 quart dish). Peel, core, and cut the apples into cubes roughly the same size as the cranberries. Place the cubed apples in the dish with the cranberries.
To the apples and cranberries add the brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves, and lemon juice. Toss the ingredients together until well combined.
Roast the fruit in the preheated oven for 45-55 minutes, or until it is a thick, jam-like consistency. Stir the mixture once at 30 minutes, and again at 45 minutes to check doneness. Taste the relish and adjust the sugar or lemon juice if needed. Serve warm or refrigerate for later.
*I suggest using an apple variety that is sweet or sweet-tart, but avoid very tart varieties like granny smith. I used Gala apples, which are fairly tart, mainly because they were the best price at the market. The sweetness of the dish can be adjusted as needed.