Monday, November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving is Coming! Try This Recipe!


So Thanksgiving is coming up in just a few days (EEK!) and now is the time to get all your ducks in a row.  If you are looking for a yummy recipe to try and spice things up a bit, I am going to share my all time favorite Thanksgiving recipe with you.

I'm not a huge fan of cranberry jelly (especially not if it came out of a can), and I'm just not a big tart-cranberry-dish person.  Maybe it's because I grew up with my Great Grandma Hilty's cranberry relish.  But either way, I'm spoiled.  And it's good.  You should try this.  It's so easy and makes enough that you can freeze half of it and save it for your Christmas dinner.  I do that every year and it's awesome.  One less thing to worry about at Christmas time.

Without further ado-  here it is!  Warning- you may never make another cranberry dish again.

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Great Grandma Hilty's Cranberry Relish

4 small bags of cranberries 
1 celery bunch, leaves and all (just get rid of the very bottom)
2 or 3 crisp, sweet apples
2 16 oz cans of crushed pineapple 
4 bags of knox unflavored gelatin
4 boxes of raspberry jello (the smaller, 3 oz boxes)
3 cups boiling water
3 cups sugar
1 8oz package of chopped walnuts

make it- 

Mix knox gelatin and jello in a bowl.  Add boiling water and sugar.  
Wash & chop cranberries, apples, and celery in a food proccessor.  Add to the water, jello, and sugar mixture.  Add in pineapples and walnuts.
This makes a LOT of cranberry relish.  Refrigerate half of it, and freeze the other half!

I like making this a couple of days ahead of time because the flavors mix so well, and it's one less thing to worry about on Thanksgiving day.


Seriously, you may never make another cranberry recipe for Thanksgiving again.

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