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Playing How to Make Cranberry Relish by Ted Allen

This spiced cran-apple relish with a splash of orange liqueur from "Chopped" host Ted Allen takes traditional cranberry sauce up a notch.

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Excerpt/Adapted from "In My Kitchen" by Ted Allen. Copyright © 2012 by Ted Allen. Used with permission by Clarkson Potter. All rights reserved.


  • One 12-ounce bag fresh cranberries
  • 1 Granny Smith apple
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup orange liqueur, such as Cointreau or Grand Marnier
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1 orange, zested


Serves: Makes 3 cups


In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine cranberries, apple, sugar, orange liqueur, ½ cup water, the cinnamon and cloves and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until cranberries start to pop, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in zests and chill.

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