Cranberry Relish, Traditional and Cultured

Yields 1 pint.

Super easy

Cranberry Relish, Traditional and Cultured


For 1 Batch(es)


  • 1 cinnamon stick, crushed
  • 8 cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoons cardamom seeds
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cups golden raisins
  • 1/3 cups dried cranberries
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons whey

Cranberry Relish, Traditional and Cultured Directions

  1. Create a spice packet by wrapping the cinnamon, cloves and cardamom in a small piece of muslin or securing them inside a muslin tea bag and set aside.
  2. Combine the remaining ingredients except for the whey in a heavy-bottomed saucepan or enameled cast-iron pan.
  3. Add the spice packet and simmer for 20 to 40 minutes, or until the syrup in the mixture thickens and the bubbles are spaced out, darker and glassy in appearance.
  4. Pour the relish into a clean, pint-size mason jar and cool to room temperature.
  5. To culture it, add the whey when the mixture is no hotter than 80°. Stir to combine.
  6. Cap the jar and allow it to sit at room temperature for 24 hours.
  7. Place the jar in the refrigerator where it will keep for up to 6 months.
  8. If not culturing, place the jar in the refrigerator after it has cooled sufficiently and follow the storage guideline above.

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