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#1 Old 11-21-2005, 12:20 PM
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What makes Thanksgiving dinner complete:



sauce or relish?
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#2 Old 11-21-2005, 12:24 PM
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My mother makes both, but I've always preferred sauce over relish. Especially since she adds bits of orange to the relish, which I don't care for.

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Jiggly wiggly sauce... complete with can ridges!
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Cranberry sauce from a can? Nevah!



My mom gets a huge bag of cranberries from Costco for both the sauce and the relish. She doesn't follow a recipe; she makes them from memory,

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Whats the difference between sauce and relish?
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Whats the difference between sauce and relish?



Yeah, that's what I was wondering since I bought a lil container of cran relish today at Whole Foods. I only picked it over the sauce because it's cranberry orange instead of plain. What do I do with it? Eat it outta the container? I was thinking... cornbread? Seems yummy though.
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Yeah, that's what I was wondering since I bought a lil container of cran relish today at Whole Foods. I only picked it over the sauce because it's cranberry orange instead of plain. What do I do with it? Eat it outta the container? I was thinking... cornbread? Seems yummy though.



Eat it with your fake turkey or nut roast or with stuffing YUM!
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Sauce is cooked and relish isn't. I like sauce better, but both are delish is homemade.
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Sauce is cooked and relish isn't. I like sauce better, but both are delish is homemade.



Oh..Never had cranberry relish. I make whole cranberry sauce with orange zest. YUM
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My Grandma always made the relish with cranberries, sugar, and oranges. Nobody ever really ate it, but the table was never complete without it!
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Oops. I voted relish, thinking it meant more of a compote than the jelly stuff.



Change my vote to sauce, then, because I LOVE making cranberry sauce. This year I'm trying something different - cranberry-persimmon sauce!
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Here's an easy and yummy recipe. I guess technically it's a sauce 'cause it's cooked.



Cranberry Compote



Make at least 1 hour before serving. Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 weeks



1 medium orange

1 12-oz package cranberries

1 1/4 cups sugar

1 cup golden raisins

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp allspice

1 16-oz can sliced cling peaches

1 16-oz can sliced pears

1 16-oz can apricot halves



Grate 1 tsp orange zest and squeeze 1/4 cup fresh juice. In a 3-quart saucepan combine orange juice, zest, cranberries, raisins, sugar, salt, and spices. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 10 minutes or until cranberries pop and mixture thickens slightly. Add well-drained peaches, pears, and apricots. Heat through.



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It is yummy, but the BF loves the canned stuff, and I'm making so many other things this year, it's easier to just pop open a can...
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Eww. I hate both of them.
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sauce. The relish tastes weird.... or at least the ones I've had...
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Wow, I'm surprised more people didn't vote for "both". My family all likes whole berry cranberry sauce, but a couple of us also like relish. I like cranberry relish with orange peel, walnuts, and celery. Celery!
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oh i love the sauce! thanksgiving its not complete without sauce on the table. i get the canned whole berry sauce and i love it on after thanksgiving day veg turkey sammies!
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I don't like either, too tart for me. I do like cranberries in other stuff though.
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OK - I make this stuff and it's SUPPOSED to be an accompaniment to the nut-roast or Tofurky or whatever... but most everyone just spoons big blobs onto their plates and scarffs the stuff down... my dad puts it on ice cream. I have a weird family...



Fresh Cranberry-Orange Relish with Ginger

(This is yummy and fresh-tasting, and it has a KICK to it!!)



Ingredients:



1 12-ounce package Fresh or Frozen Cranberries, rinsed and drained

3 unpeeled Satsuma or Clementine Mandarin oranges, cut into eighths and seeded

1 "knob" of fresh ginger root, about the length of your thumb (or less if you REALLY don't like anything too spicy)

3/4-1 cup sugar



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Place half the cranberries and half the orange slices in food processor container. Process until mixture is evenly chopped. Transfer to a bowl. Repeat with remaining cranberries, ginger and orange slices. Stir in sugar. Store in refrigerator or freezer. Best if it sets overnight before serving.



Makes about 3 cups.



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Eww. I hate both of them.



I agree. None for me, please.
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I don't like either, too tart for me. I do like cranberries in other stuff though.



Add more sugar!
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