Pear Relish2 Reviews
- Prep: 30 min
- Cook: 1 hr 40 min
- Ready In: 3 hr 10 min
“This is a great topping for hot dogs, or even tortilla chips. A great way to use extra pears.” - by hawaii94
Original recipe yields 8 pints
- Place pears into a large stock pot, add water to cover, and boil until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and cool. When pears are cool, peel, core, and coarsely chop.
- Place pears, onions, green bell peppers, and jalapeno peppers into a food processor, working in batches if necessary, and chop the pears and vegetables finely. Transfer pears and vegetables, including any juice, to a large pot.
- Stir vinegar, sugar, prepared mustard, and salt into the pear mixture and bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until flavors have blended and relish is thickened, about 1 hour.
- Sterilize jars and lids in boiling water for at least 5 minutes. Pack pear relish into the hot, sterilized jars, filling the jars to within 1/4 inch of the top. Run a knife or a thin spatula around the insides of the jars after they have been filled to remove any air bubbles. Wipe the rims of the jars with a moist paper towel to remove any food residue. Top with lids and screw on rings.
- Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then carefully lower the jars into the pot using a holder. Leave a 2-inch space between the jars. Pour in more boiling water if necessary until the water level is at least 1 inch above the tops of the jars. Bring the water to a full boil, cover the pot, and process for about 20 minutes or the amount of time recommended for your area.
- Remove the jars from the stockpot and cool. Once cool, press the top of each lid with a finger, ensuring that the seal is tight (lid does not move up or down at all). Store in a cool, dark area.
Amount Per Serving (192 total)
- 19 cal
- < 1%
- 0.1 g
- < 1%
- 4.6 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (2)Rate This Recipe
"A version of this recipe has been in the family cook book for at least 4 generations. We are incapable of eating pork chops without it! The only differences are that we peel, core and grind the pears ..." See moreraw before cooking. Cooking first might be less time consuming because they would be easier to peel. Also we do not use onions but extra red bell peppers. (They are very attractive in the jars.) For variety, the last batch I made, I added chipoltle peppers. This went over well with this family that usually wants it "just like grandma made.""
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