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Cranberry Relish

Years ago, I was the judge at the National Cranberry Cook-Off in Los Angeles.  The winning recipe was a cranberry-cherry relish, cooked up by a lady named Mrs. Helen Lacina of Grinnell, Iowa.  I’ve been experimenting with her recipe for a while now, and I’ve finally gotten the absolute BEST cranberry relish. Wash, quarter, and de-seed one lemon and one orange.  In a large stock pit, add the citrus, 1 ½ cup fresh or frozen whole cranberries, 2 cups dark brown sugar, 1 ½ cup raisins, ½ cup white vinegar, ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, ½ teaspoon ground cloves, ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg, and ½ of a cinnamon stick.  Bring the entire mixture to a boil over medium heat, reduce the heat, and simmer for 15 minutes.  Remove the cinnamon stick and place in a container to cool.  Refrigerate until time to serve!

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