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mum's fruit chili

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Recipe by
Sue Fitzpatrick
Whitby, ON

She left me all these great recipes, but didn't write down any methods. I guess that's why we have the internet eh? Mum always stored things in the coolest spots in the house - cupboards in the basement. Some things have to sit longer before eating them, but I'm sure we were eating things shortly after Mum made them.

(1 rating)
method Canning/Preserving

Ingredients For mum's fruit chili

  • 3 lg
  • 3 lg
    pears (ripe, not too soft)
  • 15
    med to large, ripe, red tomatoes
  • 3 lg
  • 1
    sweet red pepper
  • 1
    green bell pepper
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp
    salt, to taste
  • 2 c
    cider vinegar (here's your chance to get rid of all those packets from the fish & chips store lol)
  • 2 c
  • 1/4 c
    pickling spice, tied in a cheesecloth bag. mum often used store bought

How To Make mum's fruit chili

  • 1
    Prep: Scald, peel and chop tomatoes. Peel and chop peaches, pears and onions. Remove seed core from peppers and cut in strips.
  • 2
    Place into preserving kettle, add the losely tied spices to the mixture.
  • 3
    Add vinegar and sugar and simmer gently until thick, about 2 hours, stirring frequently to prevent scorching.
  • 4
    Turn into hot sterilized jars and seal.