this is a recipe that was originally from the New York Times but which gained notoriety on NPR's "All Things Considered". I first made it in 1978 and have made it annually since then.
I freeze it in 4 small batches and only thaw as needed. It is also great on roast beef and ham. I used to have a meat grinder to use, but have since changed to using a food processor or blender.
Mama Stamberg's Cranberry Relish
2 cups whole raw cranberries, washed
1 small onion
3/4 cup sour cream
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons horseradish from a jar ("red is a bit milder than white")
Grind the raw berries and onion together. ("I use an old-fashioned meat grinder," says Stamberg. "I'm sure there's a setting on the food processor that will give you a chunky grind -- not a puree.")
Add everything else and mix.
Put in a plastic container and freeze.
Early Thanksgiving morning, move it from freezer to refrigerator compartment to thaw. ("It should still have some little icy slivers left.")
The relish will be thick, creamy, and shocking pink. ("OK, Pepto Bismol pink. It has a tangy taste that cuts through and perks up the turkey and gravy. Itís also good on next-day turkey sandwiches, and with roast beef.")
Makes 1-1/2 pints.