Spicy Mustard Cranberry Relish

The spicy mustard cranberry relish is a collaboration with Colman’s Mustard.

Who doesn’t enjoy a little bit of spice with sweet and sour?

A bowl of spicy mustard cranberry sauce garnished with orange peel

This recipe contains Amazon affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.

This spicy mustard cranberry relish is the perfect combination of spicy, sweet, and sour. Fresh cranberries are now in season, and the holidays are an ideal excuse to prepare different options of cranberry sauces to pair with turkey meals, add to the holiday cheeseboards, and even baked goods.

The recipe is straight forward and has a few ingredients, such as fresh cranberries, freshly squeezed orange juice, orange zest, sugar, and Colman’s mustard.

The mustard adds a pleasant spicy kick, and the salt balances well against the sugar content. Who would have thought that mustard could make such a tasty cranberry relish to enjoy with sweet and savory bites?

We are going beyond the classics preparing spicy mustard cranberry relish.

Every year I like to prepare different cranberry sauces and experiment beyond the traditional dishes. I have used cranberry relish in sandwiches and have made a fresh cranberry tomatillo salsa that goes perfect with tacos and chips.

One of our favorite cranberry applications is with red wine and persimmons. I have made a cranberry sauce with blackberries and chipotle too. Enjoy experimenting with new flavors, and cranberries are a tasty fruit to do it.

These are my tips for making the perfect cranberry relish.

  • Buy fresh cranberries and wash them thoroughly before cooking.
  • Choose condiments that enhance the cranberry tart flavors, such as cinnamon, cloves, orange, or lemon zest.
  • Use red wine for depth in flavor and a deep carmine red color.
  • Use fruit juices for cooking the cranberries. The classic combination is with orange, but apple cider, berries, and or pomegranate make an excellent addition.
  • Use a little amount of liquid and a higher content of sugar to achieve a marmalade or relish consistency.
  • If you liked, plumped cranberries cook them at low flame and do not overcook.
  • Cranberries go well with spicy yellow mustard, chipotle, or habanero.

Are you ready to try this new way of preparing cranberry sauce for the holidays?

This spicy mustard cranberry relish is the perfect combination of spicy, sweet, and sour. Served in a bowl with orange slices.

You are going to love this spicy cranberry relish with mustard. It is citrusy, sweet, and tart. Lovely spread to use in baking, for spreading on a toast, making sandwiches, enjoying with white meats such as grilled Mahi Mahi, pork, chicken, or turkey.

Colman’s mustard has white and brown mustard seeds, it is bold, hot and exceptionally different. The Colman’s mustard has been in the market since 1814 and we love it!

Shop for cooking essentials and Colman’s mustard at the Amazon storefront.

A bowl of spicy mustard cranberry sauce garnished with orange peel

Spicy Mustard Cranberry Relish

Chef Adriana Martin
Lovely spicy mustard cranberry relish. A five ingredients recipe with fresh cranberries, Colman's mustard, orange juice, orange zest, and sugar.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American Contemporary
Servings 2 cups
Calories 501 kcal

Equipment

  • Dutch oven
  • Measuring Cups
  • Zester

Ingredients
  

  • 1 bag fresh cranberries 12 ounces
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice 2-3 oranges freshly squeezed
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon spicy mustard Colman's brand

Instructions
 

  • Clean the cranberries with running water and set aside. Juice and zest the oranges too.
  • In a dutch oven or a thick iron, soup pan add the cranberries and the orange juice.
  • Then add the mustard, the orange peel, and the sugar.
  • Mix and cook the ingredients stovetop for 10-15 minutes at medium heat.
  • The relish will be ready when the cranberries are shiny and plumped.

Video

Nutrition

Serving: 2cupsCalories: 501kcalCarbohydrates: 128gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 90mgPotassium: 269mgFiber: 8gSugar: 112gVitamin A: 226IUVitamin C: 58mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cranberry, sauces, spicy mustard
Tried this recipe?Mention @adrianasbestrecipes or tag #abrecipes on Instagram

Have you tried this recipe? Snap a photo and tag us on Instagram and or Facebook using the handle @adrianasbestrecipes and this hashtag  #ABRecipes Happy Eats!

Sharing is caring!

Subscribe
Notify of
guest

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

13 Comments
Newest
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Peachy

5 stars
I haven’t tried making cranberry relish yet. This looks fantastic!

Amy

My kids would absolutely love these. This would disappear in no time at our house! This is my kind of weekend treat. Perfect for baking I see some cupcakes in my future.

Susan

5 stars
What an unusual combination that looks so festive and pretty for the dining table. Not the biggest fan of mustard but love cranberries so will give this recipe a try just to see how they fit together taste-wise.

leah

this looks so so yummy. my kids are so picky but they do actually like cranberries. I wanna try this for Christmas this year

Kez

Although this isn’t something I could eat because cannot find fresh cranberries in my area, it seems like a very interesting recipe. I really like the idea of mixing among opposite tastes together.

13
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x