This is my mom's Fruit Relish Recipe.
It tastes wonderful
as a condiment to any meat and
especially with pork.
The Farmer loves this relish and
I always try to have some in my fruit cellar!
Mom's Fruit Relish
Into a large cooking pot place the following:
20 ripe tomatoes - peeled, slightly seeded, and roughly chopped
8 pears - peeled and chopped
8 peaches - peeled and chopped
6 large cooking onions - chopped
1 Red Pepper - chopped
Mom says - don't chop too fine.
Add to the pot:
4 Cups white vinegar
5 Cups white sugar
1 heaping Tbsp. Salt
2 Tbsp. mixed pickling spices - in cheese cloth
Cook for approx. 4 hours, stirring very frequently!
The relish will reduce to almost half and become
thickened. If you would like it to be thickened a
bit more you can add 2 tsp. cornstarch mixed with
1 Tbsp. water X 2 if needed.
Ladle into hot sterilized jars and seal.
This makes 8-10 pints of delicious relish!
While you're doing all that stirring,
you can make a cup of mint tea,
some beauty products,
and clean the kitchen
like I did the other night - smile!!
BTW for those who wonder how
my homemade deodorant worked
It worked very well!
Only one caution - it will leave a slight white residue
on dark clothing.
Till next time ............... enjoying the bounty of fall!