The Padilla Group Recipes

cranberry relish

Fresh Cranberry Kumquat Relish

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  • 1 cup Don Victor honey
  • 1 tbsp crystallized ginger
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 cup chopped kumquats
  • 1 bag (12 oz) fresh cranberries
  • 1 fresh lemon, juiced


  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, add the honey, ginger, and cinnamon sticks; heat to a slow boil.
  2. Add the kumquats, turn down heat to low, and simmer until kumquats are just softened.
  3. With a slotted spoon, transfer the kumquats to a separate bowl and set aside; remove the cinnamon sticks and discard them.
  4. Into the saucepan, add cranberries and cook over medium-low heat until the cranberries burst.
  5. Remove the saucepan from heat, stir in the lemon juice, and set aside until the mixture is cooled.
  6. Once cool, add the kumquats into the saucepan and stir until combined.
  7. Pour into a bowl or jar, cover, and refrigerate.

Enjoy anytime a sweet relish is wanted, such as with pork tenderloin, sliced roasted turkey, or other poultry.

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