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Molded Cranberry Relish

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Category: Holiday

 Ingredients List

  • ----------------------------------DRESSING----------------------------------
  • 2 c Marshmallow creme
  • 1 c Heavy whipping cream
  • 3 oz Cream cheese


10 oz Cranberries, fresh
3/4 c Water
6 oz Raspberry Jello mix
-(1 package)
1/4 c Sugar, granulated
1 c Celery, chopped fine
1 c Tokay grapes
-(quartered and seeded)
2 1/2 c Pineapple (canned),
-crushed, including
-syrup (one #2 can)

MAKE DRESSING: The night before serving the relish, place the cream cheese
and marshmallow creme in a small bowl. Mash lightly with a fork to barely
break up cream cheese. Add whipping cream and cover tightly. Refrigerate

15 minutes before serving, whip mixture with an electric mixer until it
reaches the consistency of thick, but not stiff, whipped cream.

MAKE RELISH: Rinse cranberries thoroughly. Place in an 8-cup saucepan
with water and cover. Bring to a boil and cook until the berries have
"popped." Remove from heat and, using an electric mixer, beat gently until
all the berries are broken. Add Jello and sugar. Place saucepan over a bowl
of ice and stir occasionally until mixture has thickened but not jelled.

Add grapes, celery and crushed pineapple (including packing syrup). Pour
into prepared mold and chill in refrigerator until set (about 3 hours).

To serve, unmold relish onto a plate and place dressing in a separate dish.
Serve a couple of dollops of dressing with each serving of relish.


* For years my mother required us to taste her ever-changing version of a
fresh cranberry relish she insisted serving at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The unanimous family response to the inevitably bitter dish was, "Do we
have to?" Then one year a friend came to Thanksgiving dinner and
contributed what is now known simply as "the recipe." Mom never tried to
improve on this addictive relish. Yield: Serves 8-10.

* The most difficult step is in unmolding the relish. I always spray my
mold very lightly with a coating of an aerosol cooking oil (such as "PAM")
before filling it with the relish. When it's time to unmold, I run a thin
spatula around the outside of the molded relish to barely loosen it, place
the serving plate on top and invert the mold and plate. I rarely have to
dip the mold in hot water to loosen the relish.

* I usually use a standard ring mold and put the dressing in a footed
compote which sits in the center of the unmolded ring of relish.

: Difficulty: moderate.
: Time: 10 minutes preparation, overnight chilling, 30 more minutes
: Precision: approximate measurement OK.

: Pamela McGarvey
: UCLA Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, Los Angeles, Calif., USA
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