Pear Relish with Onions and Peppers

  • Yield: 12 to 14 cups


4cups finely chopped unpeeled pears
4 1/2cups finely chopped white onions
3cups sugar
12 green bell peppers (5 cups), finely chopped
1/2cup finely chopped hot red or green peppers
3cups vinegar
2tablespoons salt
1 1/2teaspoons celery seeds


  1. Combine the pears, onions, sugar, peppers, vinegar, salt and celery seeds in a large saucepan.  Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce the heat.  Simmer for 45 minutes, stirring frequently.   Ladle into hot sterilized jars and seal with 2-piece lids.  Process in boiling water bath for 5 minutes.

Recipe reprinted with permission from Betty Sim’s Southern Scrumptious; How to Cater Your Own Party (Decatur, Alabama, 1997).