Healthy holiday sides: Fresh Chilean Blueberry and Cranberry Relish

Fresh Chilean Blueberry and Cranberry RelishI know we don’t think of blueberries during the winter holidays. However, that’s when blueberries from Chile are at the peak of freshness! Take advantage of using Chilean blueberries in your festive holiday meals as a way to add some nutritional punch to desserts, appetizers, and more.

For example, this Fresh Chilean Blueberry and Cranberry Relish would be marvelous with ham or poultry. You can use leftovers in a turkey sandwich, or use it to top yogurt or oatmeal for breakfast. To reduce the calories, use stevia instead of sugar.

Fresh Chilean Blueberry and Cranberry Relish

Recipe from the Chilean Fresh Fruit Association

Makes 12  1/4‐cup servings


  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • 8 ounces fresh cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook until the sugar dissolves and the berries soften, about 15 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat, cover and chill. Best made in advance to let flavors blend.

Nutritional information

  • 76 calories
  • 0 fat
  • 0 saturated fat
  • 0 cholesterol
  • 0 sodium
  • 0 dietary fiber
  • 0 protein

Picture and recipe courtesy of the Chilean Fresh Fruit Association.

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