Chef David Pan’s Cranberry Relish

Ah, the holidays! A symphony of flavors that serenades our taste buds, where the aroma of roasted turkey takes center stage, mashed potatoes play the bass, and stuffing provides the harmonious chorus. But what’s a grand feast without that touch of tangy magic? The unsung hero that binds all these flavors together? Enter the vibrant Cranberry Relish, courtesy of our very own maestro, Orange Beach Personal Chef David Pan.

Most of us might recall the store-bought jellied cranberry sauces that jiggle their way onto our plates, often overlooked and occasionally poked at. But Chef Pan, with his classic French finesse, takes this humble berry and turns it into a culinary masterpiece. When the rich and savory flavors of a Thanksgiving spread threaten to overwhelm, his handmade Cranberry Relish steps in like a fresh coastal breeze, cutting through the richness and bringing a delightful zing that awakens the palate.

So, whether you’re a die-hard cranberry connoisseur or a skeptic in the realms of berry blends, this relish is bound to make a believer out of you. And the best part? For those who want to save their kitchen adventures for another day, it’s included in our ala carte Thanksgiving to-go orders. Get ready to serve and savor, no fuss involved!

Prepare to make room next to your turkey and gravy, because this relish isn’t just a side dish—it’s the encore your holiday meal deserves.

Cranberry Relish


  • 1 lb Fresh Cranberries
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
  • 1/4 Cup 100% Cranberry Juice
  • 1 Cup Honey


  1. Wash the cranberries and discard any that are soft or wrinkled.
  2. Combine the orange juice, cranberry juice and honey in a 2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the cranberries and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries burst and the mixture thickens. Do not cook for more than 15 minutes as the pectin will start to break down and the sauce will not set as well. Remove from the heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  3. Carefully spoon the cranberry sauce into a 3-cup mold. Place in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours and up to overnight.

We’re now accepting Thanksgiving To-Go orders. Call (251) 228-6729 to place your order for a savory spread of brined and roasted bone-in turkey or whole roasted tenderloin with traditional herb dressing, roasted garlic whipped potatoes, sweet potato smash and zesty cranberry relish. Cheers to a hassle-free holiday meal!

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Orange Beach Concierge was born out of our love of hosting a great party, event planning and everyday organization combined with Chef David’s drive and desire to be the very best at his culinary craft. We are an Alabama gulf coast-based boutique concierge service offering highly personalized services.