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

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


  • Food processor


  • 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
  • 1 medium orange
  • 5 g ginger root (about a 2-inch piece)
  • 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 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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