Pear Relish With Peppers

Home Canning Preserves and Relishes
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  • 50 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 6 Pints (6 servings)
Ratings (5)

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.

What You'll Need

  • 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

How to Make It

  1. Using a food grinder, grind the pears, bell peppers, and onions together.
  2. Put the ground mixture in a colander to drain off all excess liquid.
  3. In a large nonreactive kettle, combine the vinegar, sugar, salt, pickling spices, and turmeric in a large kettle. Boil 10 minutes.
  4. Add the ground fruit and vegetables to the kettle and bring to a boil. Boil 15 minutes.
  5. Spoon the relish into hot sterilized jars and seal quickly.
  1. Process for 15 minutes in a boiling-water canner, or 20 minutes for altitudes of 1001 to 6,000 feet. Over 6,000 feet, process for 25 minutes.
  2. Serve the relish with roasted or grilled meats.

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 1168
Total Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Unsaturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 2,938 mg
Carbohydrates 294 g
Dietary Fiber 33 g
Protein 6 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)