Luby’s Cafeteria Cranberry Relish

You can have this cranberry relish at home with our recipe. This cranberry relish has oranges, apples, and fresh cranberries and tastes so good! I got the ingredients straight from Luby’s, but the amounts took several holidays to perfect. They gave me the recipe to feed 200 people!bowl of cranberry relish

Luby’s Cafeteria Cranberry Relish

Yield: 12 servings.


Luby’s Cafeteria Cranberry Relish

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  • Recipe Type: Copycat Restaurant Recipes, CopyKat Recipes, Salad Recipes
  • Prep time:10 minutes
  • Cook time:15 minutes
  • Serves: 10
Luby’s Cafeteria Cranberry Relish

Luby's is known for their wonderful recipes, you can enjoy this classic.


  • 1 package whole, fresh cranberries
  • 2 large oranges
  • zest from 1 orange
  • 2 medium apples
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 5 to 6 drops food coloring


Using your food processor, dump cranberries in container with a puree blade. Slice and cube apple, removing seeds but leaving peel on. Add into processor. Wash thoroughly one orange and scrape zest. Peel both oranges, section and add to mixture. Add sugar and food coloring. Puree until all is blended. Refrigerate overnight for best results.

Thanks to Pam Hite for sharing this recipe. She suggests that the above is Luby's original recipe; however, I also add one small can of crushed pineapples, one small bag of coconut and 1 cup chopped pecans. It's a must have on our holiday dinner table

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  • bastisraul

    Boil fresh cranberries for 8 min. before placing in food processor. Do not exceed 15 min, as it then changes the entire taste of the berries to a sour mash.