Saturday, November 27, 2010

Cranberry fig relish recipe

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Every good cook seems to have a knockout Thanksgiving recipe for fresh cranberry sauce or fresh cranberry relish. This is my new knockout recipe, a cranberry relish with dried figs and pecans. It's not actually my recipe - it comes from the California Fig Advisory Board website. I found the recipe when the California fig folks kindly sent me several large bags of dried figs with which to experiment. I know you'll love it.

And yes, I know Thanksgiving has come and gone. But there's always Christmas. And next Thanksgiving. Some of us like to be prepared.

Cranberry fig relish (from the California Fig Advisory Board)
  • 1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 3/4 cup chopped dried California figs (preferably Mission)
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 package (12 ounces) fresh cranberries
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted
Combine orange juice, figs and wine in medium, non-reactive saucepan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes.

Add granulated sugar, brown sugar and cranberries. Cook over medium heat 10 minutes or until mixture is slightly thickened and berries pop, stirring occasionally. Cool slightly. Stir in pecans. Cover and chill.

Makes 1 1/2 cups sauce. Of course, I quadrupled the recipe, just to make sure we'd have enough.


Mardi Michels said...

Oh Erika, I love a good relish and this one looks like it could be so versatile. Bookmarked! said...

Love the idea of tart cranberries and sweet figs :)

Rhonda said...

Figs and cranberries, I like it, I like it alot! The bowl is super adorable too.

Cookin' Canuck said...

I have decided that I am going to cook with cranberries whenever I see fresh ones in the stores - forget waiting for the holidays! So, this relish looks like a wonderful thing to try. It would be perfect on chicken or spread on a sandwich.

Damaris @Kitchen Corners said...

your serving crystal is so pretty. love everything about this dish.

Monet said...

We always serve cranberry sauce at Christmas too, so I'm definitely bookmarking this page. The relish sounds amazing, and I have a huge bag of dried figs that I need to use up. Thank you so much for sharing. I hope you have a wonderful Monday!

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