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Zero Point Cranberry-Pineapple Relish

This Zero Point Cranberry-Pineapple Relish is one of my favorite things to make for Thanksgiving and the holidays! This Zero Point Cranberry-Pineapple Relish is sweetened using crushed pineapples and sugar-free Jell-0!

 

What ingredients do I need for this Zero Point Cranberry-Pineapple Relish?

  • Crushed pineapple– drained. If you don’t drain the juice from the crushed pineapple the point value would increase. Once the juice is drained, the crushed pineapple is zero points. 
  • Cranberries- fresh or frozen but thawed
  • Sugar-free strawberry, raspberry, cherry, or orange jell-o
  • Lemon juice- to offset the acidity of the cranberries
  • Water

What is the difference between cranberry sauce and cranberry relish?

 The difference between cranberry sauce and cranberry relish is the texture and sweetness.  Cranberry relish is smashed/puréed. It is made with crushed pineapple which balances out the tartness that cranberry sauce can have.

I make a Zero Point Cranberry Sauce that is delish! It’s chunky and a bit sweetener/a little more tart than this relish.

You can check out that recipe HERE

What can I do to make sure this Zero Point Cranberry-Pineapple Relish isn’t bitter?

Fresh cranberries can be VERY bitter, especially when they’re just cooked. The flavor will mellow out a lot if you make it a day or two ahead and put it in the fridge.

What are some ways to eat this Zero Point Cranberry-Pineapple relish?

  • Serve with turkey or ham.
  • Enjoy a spoonful with non fat plain or Greek yogurt.
  • Use as a topping for pancakes or waffles.
  • Use as a filling for fruit turnovers.

Can this Zero Point Cranberry-Pineapple Relish made in advanced?

Yes, you bet! This relish can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

How long do the leftovers stay fresh for?

Store the leftovers in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or in the freezer for up to 3 months. Remove from the freezer and thaw overnight in the refrigerator, when ready to eat.

How do I make this Zero Point Cranberry-Pineapple Relish?

Combine the drained crushed pineapple, jello mix, lemon juice, and water in a medium saucepan. Add cranberries. Stir over medium heat until the mixture comes to a boil.

Cook for 10-15 minutes or until cranberries burst while stirring frequently. 

Remove from heat.

Using a whisk or a potato masher smash cranberry mixture to your preferred consistency.

Let it cool completely to room temperature before serving.

Store the leftovers in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or in the freezer for up to 3 months. 

Remove from the freezer and thaw overnight in the refrigerator, when ready to eat.

 

 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 can ( 20 oz.) crushed pineapple, drain and discard the juice
  • 1 ( 12 oz.) bag fresh cranberries 
  • 1 (.3 oz.) box strawberry, raspberry, orange, or cherry sugar free jello
  • 1/2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup water

Directions:

  1. Combine the drained crushed pineapple, jello mix, lemon juice, and water in a medium saucepan. Add cranberries. Stir over medium heat until the mixture comes to a boil.
  2. Cook for 10-15 minutes or until cranberries burst while stirring frequently. 
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Using a whisk or a potato masher smash cranberry mixture to your preferred consistency.
  5. Let it cool completely to room temperature before serving.

 

Servings: Makes 8 (1/2 cup) servings

GREEN/BLUE/PURPLE:  Zero Smartpoints per serving

 

Yield: 8

Zero Point Cranberry-Pineapple Relish

Zero Point Cranberry-Pineapple Relish

This Zero Point Cranberry-Pineapple Relish is one of my favorite things to make for Thanksgiving and the holidays! This Zero Point Cranberry-Pineapple Relish is sweetened using crushed pineapples and sugar-free Jell-0!

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 can ( 20 oz.) crushed pineapple, drain and discard the juice 
  • 1 ( 12 oz.) bag cranberries ( fresh or frozen but thawed)
  • 1 ( .3 oz.) box strawberry, orange,  raspberry, or cherry Jell-O Sugar-Free Gelatin Mix
  • 1/2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions

    1. Combine the drained crushed pineapple, jello mix, lemon juice, and water in a medium saucepan. Add cranberries. Stir over medium heat until the mixture comes to a boil.
    2. Cook for 10-15 minutes or until cranberries burst while stirring frequently. 
      Remove from heat.
    3. Using a whisk or a potato masher smash cranberry mixture to your preferred consistency.
    4. Let it cool completely to room temperature before serving.


      Servings: Makes 8 (1/2 cup) servings

      GREEN/BLUE/PURPLE:
       Zero Smartpoints per serving

Notes

Can I make this Zero Point Cranberry-Pineapple Relish made in advanced?

Yes, you bet! This relish can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

How long do the leftovers stay fresh for?

Store the leftovers in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or in the freezer for up to 3 months.  Remove from the freezer and thaw it in the fridge overnight.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 118Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 6mgCarbohydrates: 30gNet Carbohydrates: 29gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 0g

Leslie Peoples

Thursday 25th of February 2021

I love this cranberry-pineapple relish! I made this at Thanksgiving and Christmas but also made it afterward as it is a great snack paired with cottage cheese. I also made a blueberry-pineapple version (replacing the cranberries with blueberries) and using Black Cherry sugar-free Jell-O. It is great with cottage cheese too but a dollop of the blueberry-pineapple relish is delicious on your Plain Jane Cheesecake. Thanks for all the great recipes! .

Viv

Thursday 26th of November 2020

Made this with strawberry flavor for Thanksgiving. We both loved it! Another great recipe from you! Thanks so much!

Lindsay Kehl

Monday 30th of November 2020

Hi Viv

That is so wonderful to hear! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Linds

Jackie Smith

Tuesday 24th of November 2020

My mother in law makes cranberry relish every year. It has apples chopped finely, orange segments, chopped up, and chopped walnuts. I'm going to add the apples and oranges to keep it zero points, but a few walnuts probably wouldn't add more than a point per serving!

Pattie Starkey

Saturday 21st of November 2020

Okay, Linds... This... Is... The ... BEST stuff ever!!!! I did my immersion blender to get a nice slightly chunky consistency. I plan to use it on Thanksgiving, BUT.... I thought hmmm... this would be good as a dip too! So, today, I got some of that wonderful stuff and put it in a bowl and added apple slices to it. IT IS AMAZING... Try that out... I would think Pears would be good too, but I only had apples. THANKS so much!

Brenda Thomas

Thursday 19th of November 2020

Curious if you could use orange jello? I have made a cranberry sauce before and it had orange juice in it.

Claire

Saturday 21st of November 2020

I made it with orange jello last night and it's delicious!!!!

Lindsay Kehl

Thursday 19th of November 2020

Yes! That would be a wonderful substitute.

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