You can use fresh cranberries in a number of simple and delicious recipes. A popular recipe for cranberries is cranberry relish, which is most commonly served for Thanksgiving. However, a cranberry relish can also be appetizing during any time of the year by adding nuts and other ingredients. You can spread your cranberry relish with toasted pecan on bread, crackers, cake or other food items.
Grate the peel of a navel orange, and add the grated peel to a large pot. Add 1 cup of sugar and 1/4 teaspoon ginger to the pot.
Squeeze all of the juice from the orange into the pot and cook on medium heat. Stir and cook the mixture until the sugar is dissolved.
Add 3 1/2 cups of cranberries to a food processor and create a fine liquid mixture. Add the cranberries to the heated mixture in the large pot.
Stir the mixture in the pot and continue cooking on medium heat for at least five minutes.
Remove the pot from heat and then add the mixture to an airtight container once it has cooled. Cool the mixture in the refrigerator overnight and add 1/2 cup of toasted pecans.