Pear Relish

  • Yield : 8 pints
  • Servings : 8 pints
  • Prep Time : 60m
  • Cook Time : 30m
  • Ready In : 1:30 h
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Besides being great to eat fresh and for canning, preserving and freezing, pears make a wonderful relish.


  • 4 quarts ripe pears, peeled and quartered
  • 1 dried hot pepper or 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 4 sweet green peppers, seeded and cored
  • 1 pint dill pickles
  • 1 quart chopped onions
  • 2-3 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp tumeric
  • 2 tbsp dry mustard
  • 1 quart white (low acidic) vinegar


Step 1

Combine pears, green peppers, hot peppers and dill pickles in your food processor, chop using a medium blade. You still want the bulk pulpy and not ground too fine.

Step 2

Add the sugar and mix well.

Step 3

Pour into a covered container and refrigerate overnight.

Step 4

In the morning, drain off liquid; cover with cold water and drain again.

Step 5

In a large cooking pot, mix the remaining ingredients and stir until smooth. Bring to a boil; and boil for five minutes.

Step 6

Add the pear mixture, bring to a boil again and boil 5 minutes more; continue stirring.

Step 7

Pack in 8 hot sterilized pint jars and seal. Process in a hot water bath for 20 minutes.


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