Now you all are probably stopping and wondering why I called it “Cape Cod” right? Do you remember the Cranberry Apple Martini that I made with Crystal Head Vodka? Well after that fun post, Crystal head Vodka sent me a wonderful gift that I sooooo had to share with you all! I am beyond excited! BUT first a little about the recipe!
This cranberry relish is actually my Grandma’s recipe, and a true childhood favorite. This was the first cranberry relish I really ever had, and the only one I really ever loved. Oh there have been other recipes I have tried over the years, but something about my Grandma’s recipe that always brings me back. I actually always thought this recipe was so hard to make, and took hours to prepare. BUT it really is the easiest recipe, and packed with delicious flavor.
I wanted to make sure to share this with you a few days before Thanksgiving, to give you time to run out and grab the ingredients. Trust me you will love it!
Now Gram always adds brandy to her recipe, but since I only had Grand Marnier, I decided to add that to some of the batch I made. Then hubby asked about what vodka would be like in the relish. Honestly, I totally think that was a perfect idea, especially since I like Cape Cod drinks so much.
So look at the fun gift I received, I have two gorgeous new shot glasses thank you to Crystal Head Vodka! This next picture would have been perfect to share on Halloween…..BUT I don’t make cranberry relish on Halloween….
Here is the cranberry relish with Grand Marnier. The recipe calls for orange marmalade, so the Grand Marnier is a perfect flavor combination! I just read a few blog posts where they add bourbon to their recipe. So you could get creative to whatever you have in your liquor cabinet.
I did adapt this recipe a bit, I decided to add the apples just because. Also, I didn’t add as many walnuts as Grandma does, so you could add a lot more if you like. She would also add a wee bit more orange marmalade, but since I added the apples, I felt one jar was more than enough. Also, after trying the recipe the next day, you could add more vodka….but the amount of Grand Marnier is perfect.
15 minPrep Time
45 minCook Time
1 hrTotal Time
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
In large casserole dish, or large lasagna pan, mix cranberries, sugar and diced apples. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on oven. Cranberries should pop and open.
In medium bowl, add cooked cranberries, orange marmalade, diced walnuts, and vodka (or alcohol of choice.)
Refrigerate overnight, and enjoy!
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family has over the years. This recipe is truly perfect alone, or in a delicious turkey sandwich! My Grandma, Grandpa, and I want to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!!!
I have been reading on Facebook and Twitter what you all are so thankful for this Thanksgiving. So I decided to share what I am thankful for this year! I am thankful for my angel-my husband, he continues to brighten my days, each and EVERY day. I am thankful for my family, and the wonderful trip home we were able to make this year. I am thankful for my dear friends, especially my best friend who will stop everything to give me love and support. I am thankful for my job, and the opportunity I had to go full-time in January. I am also most thankful for my health and happiness.
What are you thankful this year?