Cranberry and Fuyu Persimmon Relish: a Holiday Twist

What You'll Need

  • Food processor*
  • Knife, cutting board
  • Medium bowl, spoon
  • Wide mouth jar
  • Jar top fermenter
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1/4 cup red onion (1/3 small or 1/4 medium onion)
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves, firmly packed
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 1/2 cups Fuyu persimmon, small dice
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cranberry juice, plus more if needed to cover mixture

This brilliantly colored relish will brighten any holiday table with its sprightly colors, while the sweet and tart flavors contrast beautifully with roasted meats or vegetables. It can be made and enjoyed the day of, or fermented for a few days prior to the meal for added probiotics and sparkle!


1. Prepare Your Ingredients

Process fresh cranberries, red onion, and parsley together in food processor until chopped. Add dried cranberries and pulse 3 times. Of course, these can be chopped by hand too, but those whole cranberries are like marbles! Quite roly-poly and difficult to chop.

2. Stir in Other Ingredients

In a separate bowl, add all remaining ingredients together with processed mixture and stir together

3. Enjoy, or Ferment for Later

For day-of enjoyment, cover and refrigerate until needed. For fermenting, move on to step 4.

4. Pack into Fermenting Vessel

Pack relish into a 20 oz mason jar, pushing mixture down with a spoon until juice rises up over the
mixture. Add a bit more cranberry juice if needed to cover the mixture completely.

5. Ferment for 2-4 Days

Place Kraut Source or other jar top fermenter on jar, making sure airlock is affixed ! ! !
properly. Ferment on counter, at room temperature, for 2-4 days.

6. Enjoy!

Relish is finished when it is bubbly and delicious! Store relish in refrigerator, and enjoy within 2 weeks for best texture and flavor. Unlike a sauerkraut, which can ferment for weeks, this recipe is best with a short, quick ferment.

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