Tuesday, August 23, 2011

My Yummy Version of Harry & David's Pepper and Onion Relish

I love, love, love H&D's Pepper and Onion Relish.  It's sweet and spicy heaven.  I put it on hamburgers, pork chops...or just eat it with a spoon out of the jar.  For a festive treat, you can pour it over cream cheese and serve it with wheaty crackers.  But in order to have my fill of this yummy condiment, I have to find an outlet mall or go online and order it.  So I went online and found some recipes that I could tweak and I think I have come up with the perfect home-canned version.
Here it is:

Shirley & George's Pepper and Onion Relish

6 cups tomatoes, skinned, diced and drained
6 large red peppers, diced
8 cups sugar
2 T salt
2-3 boxes pectin (depends on how thick you like it)
3 cups white vinegar
1tsp ground red pepper or crushed red pepper
6 jalapenos (2 with seeds) seeded and diced
3 large onions diced (chunky dices)

Mix all ingredients together, except pectin and bring to a boil.  Turn down heat and simmer for 2 to 2.5 hours until thickened.  Whisk in the boxes of pectin and let boil for 1 minute.  Pour into sterile jars.  Process in pressure canner at 11# for 15 minutes.  Makes 7-8 pints

1 comment:

Stacey Yamada said...

thanks for posting this recipe. it looks good. i will try it tomorrow.
Stacey Yamada