If you love Harry & David's Onion Pepper Relish. You will have to give this relish recipe a try!
Onion and Pepper Relish
5 - 14.5 oz. cans chopped tomatoes (drained)
6 bell peppers (seeds and ribs removed) (I used two each of red, yellow and green)
6 cups sugar
2 Tablespoons salt
1 - 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes (I used 1 1/2 tsp)
6 jalapeno peppers with seeds and ribs removed (a spoon does this easily)
3 medium onions
2 cups white vinegar
2 small boxes powered pectin (1.75 oz)
First chop all vegetables. It goes together very easily once all the chopping is done. To make this quicker I used a food processor.
Mix everything together, except the pectin, in a large pot. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer about 1 hour. Add in the pectin and boil for 1 minute.
Pour relish into hot sterilized half pint jars, leaving about 1/2 inch head room. I needed 13 half pint jars.
Place lids and rings on jars. Process jars by placing them in a large pot of water. Water level should be an inch over jars. Boil for 15 minutes. Carefully remove jars from water and allow to cool. You know jars are sealed when there is no give in the lid.
I plan to attach a tag to mine that says, "For an easy dip, mix jar contents with 2 - 8 oz packages of cream cheese and serve with corn chip scoopers."
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Big thanks again to Cindy from Skip to My Lou for sharing these great recipes with us!!!
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