Is There a Good Substitute for Fresh Cranberries?

Is There a Good Substitute for Fresh Cranberries?

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Kelli Foster
Nov 24, 2015
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Q: We are a family living abroad, and want to invite local friends to celebrate Thanksgiving with a traditional dinner. I can find most ingredients, but there are no fresh cranberries for the relish. Any ideas on what I can substitute for the cranberries or another relish?

Sent by Elizabeth

Editor: That's too bad that you can't find fresh cranberries where you live. There's not a direct substitute for fresh cranberries, but you could make a relish or chutney using a combination of fresh cherries and pomegranates, as well as a small amount of dried cranberries or dried figs. The flavor will be more sweet than tart, but it serves the same purpose.

Kitchn readers, any suggestions for what Elizabeth can use in place of fresh cranberries for her Thanksgiving relish?

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