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Best Cranberry Pineapple Relish Thanksgiving Side Dish

It just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without the cranberry sauce! But I don’t really care for the plain jane cranberry relish recipes or the canned version. Just seems like a waste of a perfectly good Thanksgiving side dish to me. So we worked on jazzing ours up so it was the best thanksgiving side dish and one that my kids really enjoyed. We made our cranberry sauce with pineapple. This super flavorful cranberry pineapple relish complements turkey so well and makes great leftover sandwiches too!

It just wouldn't be Thanksgiving without the cranberry sauce! But I don't really care for the plain jane cranberry relish recipes or the canned version. Just seems like a waste of a perfectly good Thanksgiving side dish to me. So we worked on jazzing ours up so it was the best thanksgiving side dish and one that my kids really enjoyed. We made our cranberry sauce with pineapple. This super flavorful cranberry pineapple relish complements turkey so well and makes great leftover sandwiches too!

Cranberry Pineapple Relish

Move over boring cranberry sauces, the best cranberry sauce has arrived – cranberry pineapple relish! This sweet and tangy  cranberry sauce with pineapple is quick and easy to make with cranberries in the produce department. Sure it has a little sugar, but it is also filled with good-for-you cranberries, pineapple, and walnuts for a satisfying and healthy crunch. This yummy cranberry sauce with pineapple recipe is such a wonderful compliment to your turkey dinner on Thanksgiving, Christmas, or anytime you are in the mood.

To make this delicious Thanksgiving side dish you will only need a couple simple ingredients: crushed pineapple    chopped walnuts cranberries lemon juice sugar    cloves

Cranberry Sauce with Pineapple

To make this delicious Thanksgiving side dish you will only need a couple simple ingredients:

  • crushed pineapple
  • chopped walnuts
  • cranberries
  • lemon juice
  • sugar
  • cloves

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Cranberry sauce with pineapple recipe

Start by draining the pineapple, but reserve the liquid. Add water so that the reserved liquid measures 2 cups. Now pour the 2 cups of liquid, 6 cups of cranberries, 1/4 teaspoon crushed cloves, and 1.5-2 cups sugar into a large saucepan. Heat over medium heat until it boils, then cook about 10 minutes. The cranberries will become soft and the sauce will thicken.

cranberries, sugar, crushed pineapple, lemon juice, crushed cloves, chopped walnuts

Remove pan from heat and add reserved crushed pineapple, 1 cup walnuts, and 1 Tablespoon lemon juice; stir. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.

Thanksgiving cranberry sauce

Cranberry thanksgiving

This cranberry sauce is thick, sweet, and deliciuos!

Thanksgiving cranberry recipe

Thanksgiving cranberry recipe

I love that it has the added yummy flavor of pineapple with the crunch of walnuts.

Cranberry relish recipe with pineapple

Thanksgiving cranberry sauce

Besides being a classic and super yummy, this thanksgiving cranberry sauce recipe is EASY!

It just wouldn't be Thanksgiving without the cranberry sauce! This cranberry pineapple relish is the best Thanksgiving side dish.

Cranberry relish recipe with pineapple

It just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without the cranberry sauce! This cranberry pineapple relish is the best Thanksgiving side dish.

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Cranberry Pineapple Relish

It just wouldn't be Thanksgiving without the cranberry sauce! But I don't really care for the plain jane cranberry relish recipes or the canned version. Just seems like a waste of a perfectly good Thanksgiving side dish to me. So we worked on jazzing ours up so it was the best thanksgiving side dish and one that my kids really enjoyed. We made our cranberry sauce with pineapple. This super flavorful cranberry pineapple relish complements turkey so well and makes great leftover sandwiches too!
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time10 mins
2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 12 mins
Course: Side Dish, thanksgiving meal
Cuisine: christmas, cranberry recipes, side dish, thanksgiving
Keyword: cranberry recipe, thanksgiving side dishes
Author: Beth Gorden

Ingredients

  • 20 ounces crushed pineapple
  • 1 cup walnuts chopped
  • 6 cups cranberries fresh or frozen
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1.5-2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves crushed

Instructions

  • Start by draining the pineapple, but reserve the liquid. Add water so that the reserved liquid measures 2 cups. Now pour the 2 cups of liquid, 6 cups of cranberries, 1/4 teaspoon crushed cloves, and 1.5-2 cups sugar into a large saucepan. Heat over medium heat until it boils, then cook about 10 minutes. The cranberries will become soft and the sauce will thicken. Remove pan from heat and add reserved crushed pineapple, 1 cup walnuts, and 1 Tablespoon lemon juice; stir. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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