Besides being quite at home alongside turkey, this tangy cranberry sauce makes a good accompaniment to any pâté or cold or smoked meat. Slideshow: Delicious, Quick Side Dishes Plus: Ultimate Thanksgiving Guide 

Michael McLaughlin
November 1993

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Recipe Summary

Yield:
10 to 12
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a small nonreactive saucepan, combine the bourbon, shallots and orange zest. Bring to a boil over moderate heat, then simmer, stirring occasionally, until the bourbon is reduced to a syrupy glaze, about 10 minutes.

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  • Add the cranberries and sugar, stirring well until the sugar dissolves. Lower the heat slightly and simmer, uncovered, until most of the cranberries have burst, about 10 minutes.

  • Remove from the heat and stir in the pepper. Transfer to a bowl, let cool to room temperature, cover and refrigerate.

Make Ahead

This relish can be made several days before serving.