Cran–Orange Relish USDA Recipe for Schools

Age Group: Ages 6-18
Serving Size: 50-100
Our chunky and sweet Cran–Orange Relish recipe combines pineapple tidbits, cranberry sauce, and mandarin oranges with cinnamon and nutmeg.
⅓ cup (No. 12 scoop) provides ⅓ cup fruit.
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  • Combine cranberry sauce, pineapples, nutmeg, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Stir well. Set aside for step 3.
  • Combine cornstarch and water in a small bowl. Stir well. Set aside for step 3.
  • Pour ½ cup (about 4 oz) cornstarch mixture over cranberry mixture. Stir well. Recommend to cook in batches of 25.
  • In a large stock pot, add cranberry and cornstarch mixture. Heat uncovered over low heat for 5 minutes until bubbles begin to form.
  • Slowly fold in oranges. Stir gently.
  • Critical Control Point: Heat to 135 °F or higher.
  • Pour 2 qt 2 cups (about 5 lb 12 oz) relish into a steam table pan (12″ x 20″ x 2½″).
    For 50 servings, use 2 pans.
    For 100 servings, use 4 pans.
  • Cover and refrigerate.
  • Critical Control Point: Cool to 41 °F or lower within 4 hours.
  • Critical Control Point: Hold at 41 °F or below.
  • Portion with No. 12 scoop (⅓ cup).


Nutrition Facts
Cran–Orange Relish USDA Recipe for Schools
Amount Per Serving 0 ⅓ cup (No. 12 scoop)
Calories 91
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 24mg1%
Potassium 56mg2%
Total Carbohydrate 24g8%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Total Sugars 17g19%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin D 0IU0%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 0mg0%
*Marketing Guide


Cooking Process #2: Same-Day Service.
Yield / Volume
50 Servings:
About 11 lb 8 oz
About 1 gal 1 qt 3 cup/2 steam table pans (12” x 20" x 2½")
100 Servings:
About 23 lb
About 2 gal 3 qt 2 cup/4 steam table pans (12” x 20" x 2½")