After turkey, there are 2 foods that simply define Thanksgiving; cranberry sauce and pecans. Here is a bit of holiday history.
Cranberry sauce, or relish as some refer, was first sold in 1912 and became a mass market item during the 1940’s. Cranberries, are one of the only fruits actually native to North America.
Pecans, have their roots (I couldn’t resist) in central and eastern North America and the river valleys of Mexico. Pecans have been consumed as far back as the pre-colonials, who began the Thanksgiving traditions that we still follow today.
Cranberry Pecan Relish
Pearson Farm has been growing Pecans in Georgia since 1885. Our 5th generation farm has been a family tradition just like Thanksgiving has been yours. So, this year we wanted to give you a recipe to bring this all together.
We would like to elevate the humble canned cranberry sauce recipe with our own take, adding our award-winning Georgia Pecans. This recipe is sure to please everyone at your Thanksgiving feast. To watch the recipe click on the link below:
Cranberry Sauce with Pearson Farm Pecans
- 1 (16 oz) can whole cranberry sauce
- 1 (15 oz) can sliced pears, drained & chopped
- 1 (11 oz) can mandarin oranges, drained
- 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled & chopped
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ cup dried fruit mix
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ cup chopped Pearson Farm pecans
Combine all ingredients except pecans in a saucepan. Cook, uncovered, over medium-low heat 45 minutes or until thickened, stirring often. Remove sauce from heat. Cover & chill. Add pecans right before serving.
Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours.