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RECIPE: Would love recipes for sweet relishes and salsas

Posted by bean_counter_z4 (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 7, 10 at 9:50

Anyone have good recipes for sweet or fruity relishes, chutneys or salsas. In the past I've had wonderful gift baskets of these items but haven't found any recipes. Oh, and the easier the better:)

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RE: RECIPE: Would love recipes for sweet relishes and salsas

This recipe is sweet rather than hot. Its good on hamburgers but is best on a sandwich of warm, thinly sliced ham on a hard roll.


12 large red peppers
3 Tbs. salt
6 large tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
2 large onions, chopped (about 2 cups)
3 cups sugar
1 cup cider vinegar
2 Tbs. mixed pickling spices

Have, seed, and chop peppers. (You should have 9 cups.) Layer with salt in a large glass bowl. Allow to stand at room temperature, stirring several times, 3 hours. Drain peppers well to remove all liquid. (best to squeeze out moisture with your hands)

Combine drained peppers, tomatoes and onions in a large kettle not aluminum.; stir in sugar and vinegar. Tie spices in cheesecloth and crack with a hammer. Add bag to kettle.

Bring to boiling, stirring often. Lower heat; simmer 30 to 90 minutes or until mixture thickens, stirring frequently near the end of cooking time to prevent scorching. Time will depend on juiciness of tomatoes but you want it nice and thick. Remove spice bag. Ladle into sterilized jars (1/2" head space) and process in hot water bath for 10 minutes. Makes 6 to 8 (8 oz.) jars.

RE: RECIPE: Would love recipes for sweet relishes and salsas

Thank you Ruthanna, it sounds good. I received something similar by Harry and David. It was wonderful.

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