Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Cranberry Relish-Jello

I don't really know what this recipe is called, but my mom has been making it for Thanksgiving for as long as I can remember. It is a delicious cranberry treat, and I much prefer it over the traditional canned cranberry log.

Cranberry Relish-Jello

1 box Lemon Jello (3 oz size if it contains sugar, the sugar-free ones are .3 oz)
1 box Strawberry Jello (same thing on the size)
2 c. hot water
1 peeled and cored apple
zest from 1 orange (~2 Tbsp.)
1 peeled orange
1 c. cranberries
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. nuts (walnuts work well)

1. Mix together the strawberry Jello powder, lemon Jello powder, and hot water. Let cool slightly and refrigerate to thicken. This will take about an hour (15-20 min on the counter top and ~40 min in the fridge, give or take). You want to get this to the consistency of egg whites - when you add the relish, you want it to stay suspended in the jello, not sink to the bottom.

2. In a food processor, add the apple, orange, orange zest, cranberries, and nuts (if not already finely chopped). Pulse a few times, until you have a finely chopped relish. It may be a little watery, that is ok. Stir in the sugar.

3. Once the Jello is at the right consistency, add the relish mixture and stir to evenly distribute it. Place in a jello mold or serving bowl and refrigerate overnight.

I can't review family-favorite recipes! They are family favorites for a reason!

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