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pickle relish

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Berniece Cronquist
Smithfield, UT

My mother has made this as long as I can remember. I've never found any other relish that comes close. My house smells wonderful when I make this.

★★★★★ 1
prep time 45 Min
cook time 2 Hr
method Canning/Preserving

Ingredients For pickle relish

  • 12 lg
    cucumbers, peeled, seeded and quartered lengthwise
  • 4
    green peppers, quartered and seeded
  • 4 lg
    onions, quartered
  • 1
    red pepper, quartered and seeded
  • 1 qt
    white vine
  • 5 c
    white sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 4 Tbsp
    mustard seed
  • 4 Tbsp
    celery seed
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    ground cloves

How To Make pickle relish

  • 1
    Grind the cucumbers, onions, and peppers in a grinder. Let most of the water run off. Put in a large stock pot and simmer for 30-45 minutes until most of the liquid has evaporated. Add vinegar, sugar and all spices and simmer until you have the consistency you like. I like a thicker relish so I simmer mine about an hour at least.
  • 2
    Have your jars in hot water and simmer your flat seals. Fill the jars and wipe off the rim. Place on the seals and rings and place on a towel to cool. They do not need to be water bathed. I have tried making it by running the veggies through a shredder but I like the consistency better if they are ground up. I hope you like it. My family is spoiled by this relish. I never buy any store brand. The aroma in my kitchen is wonderful.
  • 3
    You can also pack this relish in small pickle jars. Any glass jar that has the rubber seal works. In a pinch when I've used all my canning jars for other things, I've used spaghetti sauce jars too.