Pear Relish With Peppers

Home Canning Preserves and Relishes
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Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 50 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
1168 Calories
2g Fat
294g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 1168
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2938mg 128%
Total Carbohydrate 294g 107%
Dietary Fiber 33g 120%
Protein 6g
Calcium 146mg 11%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This pear relish is delicious with pork or chicken or spread some on a sandwich.

Have all ingredients ready and prepare the jars and lids before you begin. Check out jar and food preparation for home canning for some helpful tips.


  • 12 pounds firm pears (about 40, peeled, cored, quartered)
  • 2 green bell peppers (seeded and quartered)
  • 2 red bell peppers (seeded and quartered)
  • 2 pounds onions (about 7 to 8 medium, peeled and quartered)
  • 5 cups white vinegar
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons whole mixed pickling spice
  • 2 tablespoons turmeric

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Using a food grinder, grind the pears, bell peppers, and onions together.

  3. Put the ground mixture in a colander to drain off all excess liquid.

  4. In a large nonreactive kettle, combine the vinegar, sugar, salt, pickling spices, and turmeric in a large kettle. Boil 10 minutes.

  5. Add the ground fruit and vegetables to the kettle and bring to a boil. Boil 15 minutes.

  6. Spoon the relish into hot sterilized jars and seal quickly.

  7. Process for 15 minutes in a boiling-water canner.

  8. Serve the relish with roasted or grilled meats.

  9. Enjoy!


  • When canning, for altitudes of 1001 to 6,000 feet process for 20 minutes.
  • Over 6,000 feet, process for 25 minutes.