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Pear Relish

User Rating 5 Star Rating (2 Reviews)


This pear relish is delicious with pork or chicken, or put a little on a sandwich.


  • 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


Grind pears, onions, and bell peppers together. Drain off all liquid.

Combine vinegar, sugar, salt, pickling spices, and turmeric in a large kettle. Boil 10 minutes. Add ground fruit and vegetables; bring to a boil. Boil 15 minutes. Spoon into hot sterilized jars and seal quickly.

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.

Makes about six pints.

Serve with roasted or grilled meats.



See Also

Preparing Jars for Canning and Boiling Water Processing


User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
Very versatile., Member lachase

I love using this on burgers, sandwiches, as an accompaniment to meats, such as chicken or pork. Very pungent, tasty and unique flavor.

4 out of 4 people found this helpful.

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