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Leftover cranberry orange relish-need suggestions!!

I have about 2 cups of delicious cranberry-orange relish leftover and not sure what to do with it. I think i would like to toss it with sliced plums and make a galette or does that sound too much with plum, orange and cranberry? does anyone have a cake recipe that i can toss these into? other recipes/suggestions are welcome. thanks!!

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  1. Hi trolley. Maybe you could try making a chutney out of your relish to serve with savory dishes, like pork or chicken, or leftover turkey. Depending upon how sweet your relish is, try adding 1/4-1/2 cup of vinegar (red wine, white wine, cider, rice wine, sherry), some sugar or honey, a touch of cinnamon, clove, allspice, or nutmeg or all 4, 1/2 of a sauteed onion (white, yellow, or red), garlic, 1 seeded or unseeded (how hot do you like it?) jalapeno, diced, maybe 1/4 c of toasted, chopped nuts (pistachios, walnuts, pecans, or hazelnuts). Start by sauteeing the onion, add chopped garlic and jalapeno, sweat, add vinegar and sugar or honey, spices, boil and reduce until almost dry, and add nuts. I love chutney, and chutneys love fruit, spice, and sour.

    1. make a pork roulade, stuffing the pork with the relish. similar to this: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/fo...

      1. last night we put a scoop of our homemade cranberry compote on top of turkey-brown rice risotto with some dolce gorg.... gotta do something with all that stuff!

        read a recipe using an ounce or so in a cocktail with gin, amaretto, lemon juice... doesn't appeal to me, but you get the idea....

        1. I had some cranberry chutney for breakfast the Day After.....on top of yogurt with a drizzle of local honey. Yummmmm.

          1. to riff on the rice: use it in a rice salad, with celery, chopped turkey or chicken, maybe some chopped apple, some mayo or olive oil, and thinly sliced red onions. maybe some goat or feta cheese crumbles.

            or use it by adding some to duck sauce or plum sauce, and dip fried spring rolls in it.

            what about cooking some with sugar, like suggested upthread, making a sweet-ish paste/chutney, and wrap puff pastry around the chutney, with a hunk (or bite-sized chunks) of brie or sliced manchego. bake till golden grown and delicious.

            1. Brown some chicken pieces in a skillet with some onion & celery. Add relish, a little white wine, braise chicken, serve over rice.

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              1. re: Diane in Bexley

                I wish there was a like button on Chowhound! I'm going to have to try this one, especially since my relish ended up a bit on the sour side.

              2. Freeze it or buy another turkey.

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                1. re: houdini

                  Or freeze it and have it with roast pork, pork chops, or chicken.

                2. Make a baked brie with the relish.

                    1. I like the baked brie suggestion. Also you could pulse it in a food processor or blender and use it as a sandwich spread for leftover turkey sandwiches. It also will freeze very well if you want to save it for later.

                      1. spice it up and use as a glaze for a pork roast.

                        1. I mixed about 1/4 cup of our leftover cranberry sauce with apples and made an apple-cranberry crumble (the topping was brown sugar, toasted pecans, flour, butter, pinch of salt combined in a food processor and the filling was 4 apples, cranberry sauce, a bit of brown sugar, and cinnamon). Our sauce contained orange, but it definitely wasn't the dominant flavor, so I'm not sure how yours would go with apples.

                          1. Put it in plain or vanilla yogurt.
                            Spread it on toast instead of jelly.
                            In the center of a crepe with a little sour cream or creme fraiche.

                            1. I made a cranberry upside down cake with my leftovers.

                              1. I always make more than needed and then freeze enough for two in individual FoodSaver bags or Zip lock freezer bags. I flatten them out before freezing. It's great to have 'real' cranberry sauce for the next five or six months for chicken.

                                1. It makes a good topping for pancakes or French toast.

                                  1. last year, i made a version of this Cranberry Coffeecake - it was superb


                                    1. I literally just finished making cranberry waffles with my leftover cranberry relish. Super easy. I just used pancake mix ( following box recipe for waffles) and added a few teaspoons of the cranberry sauce and some chopped walnuts. Its pretty good! (eating it right now) i think next time I will add more of the sauce because its kind of faint. BUT when u get a bite that has a good amount. it is a very pleasant surprise.

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                                      1. re: kayclo

                                        Similarly, I'd make baked good with it. I'd bake it into quick breads, muffins, pancakes, scones, waffles, yeasted breads. Maybe make cranberry cinnamon buns.

                                        Also I've done baked brie with cranberry sauce and it's pretty awesome.

                                        1. re: danionavenue

                                          thanks guys. this kept coming up on my list of threads and only now i realized i started the thread. i wrote it 3 years ago!! haha. but the great thing about certain topics is that they can be timeless and so are all these suggestions. i no longer have leftover cranberry relish and don't remember what i did with it either. i think made quick bread...

                                          1. re: trolley

                                            LOL, trolley, that is funny! i'm sure glad that you have used your leftover relish by now!

                                            yep, once one is "on" a thread, it is the gift that keeps on giving!

                                            1. re: alkapal

                                              I put 2 different reviews up on a CD music blog, about 5 years apart. Thankfully, I inadvertantly identified myself a little differently in each (so I wasn't too embarrassed as it turned out), and only after the fact realized one of the earlier reviewers was me.
                                              OK, a great cranberry leftover recipe and use: a special grilled cheese I found on Chowhound many years ago, now modified: A cranberry relish containing pieces of candied ginger, candied orange, and candied lemon peel. Add these to the existing relish if it wasn't that way in the first place. Slices of Gorgonzola Dolce cheese or Cambozola cheese, Make a sandwich on good artisan farm bread, and grill it up! The recipe originally called for the Gorgonzola Dolce cheese, but now I prefer the Cambozola, and it seems to be more widely available. Enjoy, Florida Hound

                                        2. I just bought a box of orange cranberry Krusteaz muffin mix; added it to 1 cup of leftover cranberry-orange relish and a half-cup of orange juice and baked in a square cake pan for 40 minutes. Looks & smells heavenly. I kept their little can of cranberries to use later.
                                          I froze the rest because I love it with pork!