Relish

Holly Fate

By
@emtchik

I've made this recipe for years and neither my dad, nor I, will eat store-bought relish anymore. We've been spoiled!

A jar of relish also makes a really nice hostess gift. Its so colorful and pretty in the jar :-)


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Serves:

Makes about 8 pints

Prep:

1 Hr

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Canning/Preserving

Ingredients

4 c
cucumber, chopped
2 c
onion, chopped (i use regular cooking onions, not the sweet ones)
1
green pepper, chopped
1
red pepper, chopped
1/4 c
pickling salt
3 1/2 c
sugar
2 c
cider vinegar
1 Tbsp
celery seeds
1 Tbsp
mustard seeds

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine the cucumbers,onions and peppers in a large bowl. Sprinkle with salt and cover with cold water (I cover the top with a bunch of ice cubes). Let sit for 2 hours then drain thoroughly (I usually give mine a quick rinse, too), pressing out any extra water. If you used ice cubes, make sure you pick out any left-overs that didn't melt.
2
Combine the sugar, vinegar and spices. Heat to boiling. Add the drained vegetables. Simmer for about 10 minutes.
3
Pack into hot, sterile jars; I use pints because half-pints only last for one meal. Make sure you leave about 1/4 inch headspace, then seal. Process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes. (5 minutes for half-pints).
4
I usually double or triple this recipe when I make it, but a single "batch" will make about 4 pints or 8 half-pints.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Sauces, Spreads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American