Thanksgiving Tradition – Cranberry Salsa

Each family enjoys its own Thanksgiving traditions.  Not being a great cook nor particularly loving turkey, my way of incorporating a touch of the traditional thanksgiving fare was through my “famous” cranberry salsa.  I still fondly remember the jokes my son quipped around the table as he announced our traditional Thanksgiving meal would include Cranberry Salsa – just like our forefathers!

This recipe can be made up to 5 days ahead so it frees up more time to enjoy company. Cranberry Salsa is a great accompaniment to turkey, ham or fish. And my favorite part is the rich color it adds to the table! I hope you’ll enjoy this easy tradition.


1 pound cranberries washed and picked through
1 medium orange – washed, halved and cut into slices
½ medium fresh jalapeno – washed and seeded
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons Grand Marnier


Freeze the cranberries, orange slices and jalapeno.
In food processor combine the frozen ingredients and blend until everything is cut into small pieces.
Transfer to a mixing bowl.
Stir in the sugar and Grand Marnier.
Cover and chill for at least 24 hours.
Makes 4 cups

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