Cranberry Relish

A simple, fermented cranberry sauce to accompany your heavy holiday meals! Adding kombucha or water kefir helps to get the good bacteria going (but not completely necessary).

Cranberry Relish

Prep Time 10 minutes
Fermentation Time 4 days
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Holiday, Thanksgiving
Makes 1 quart/liter


  • Food processor


  • 5 g ginger root (about a 2-inch piece)
  • 1 medium orange
  • 340 g (12 oz.) fresh cranberries
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) pomegranate seeds
  • 50 g (1/4 cup) honey
  • 50 g (1/4 cup) raw sugar
  • 5 ml (1 tsp.) sea salt
  • 3 ml (1/2 tsp.) ground cinnamon
  • 30 ml (2 Tbsp.) water kefir or kombucha OPTIONAL


  • Grate or mince ginger root. Add to the work bowl of a food processor.
  • Juice orange and add to work bowl. Grate 1/2 the orange peel and add zest to work bowl.
  • Add other ingredients to work bowl.
  • Pulse food processor 6 to 10 times, until mixture is chunky.
  • Transfer mixture to a wide-mouth quart sized glass jar.
  • Cover tightly with lid. Ferment at room temperature 2 to 4 days.
  • Transfer to refrigerator. Keeps in fridge 1-2 months.
Keyword holidays, Thanksgiving

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