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Taste of the South Thanksgiving side dishes

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Thanksgiving side dishes

Looking for something different at the last minute as a side dish on Thanksgiving. These Southern recipes will add some flavor to your holiday table. Recipes include chunky cheddar smashed potatoes, Southern style greens and a delicious dried fruit relish.

Thanksgiving side dishes

Dried fruit and cider relish recipe

Servings: 4-6
Estimated Times
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes


  • 2 – 6-ounce packages dried fruit blend, diced
  • 2 1/4 cups apple cider
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon onion, diced small
  • 2 tablespoon apricot preserves
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme (optional)
  • Salt and pepper as needed


Place diced dried fruit in a medium-sized bowl. Warm apple cider in a sauce pan until simmering then pour over the dried fruit. Dry empty sauce pan and return to medium heat. Pour oil into sauce pan, add onions and cook for 2 minutes. Add fruit and cider, apricot preserves and fresh thyme. Bring to a simmer and cook until fruit is soft and sauce is thickened. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.

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