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Simple, Elegant and Easy Cranberry Relish


2 tablespoons butter

1 medium sweet onion, halved, thinly sliced

1 (8-oz.) round Camembert cheese

1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries

4 teaspoons brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

4 tablespoons sweet or dry sherry

zest of one orange

2 tablespoons chopped fresh marjoram or rosemary leaves

1/4 cup coarsely chopped pistachio nuts, slivered almonds or walnuts (optional)

This is delicious with the baked cheese but will be a stellar accompaniment to your roast turkey.


1 Heat oven to 350°F. Melt butter in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion; cook 8 to 10 minutes or until very tender, stirring frequently.

2 Meanwhile, place cheese in ungreased decorative ovenproof shallow baking dish or plate. Bake at 350°F. for 10 to 12 minutes or until cheese is soft.

3 Add cranberries, brown sugar, salt, orange zest and sherry to onion; mix well. Cook 5 minutes or until sugar is dissolved, stirring frequently. Stir in fresh herbs; cook and stir 1 minute.

4 To serve, spoon warm onion mixture over cheese and sprinkle with nuts. Garnish this baked Camembert with more sprigs of fresh herbs.

Serve with assorted crackers or serve relish as a side with your turkey.

Serves 6

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