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    Old-Fashioned Pickle Relish (Traditional or Spicy)

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    12 hrs 45 mins

    45 mins

    12 hrs

    dawnie2u's Note:

    Once you try this pickle relish, you will never buy store-bought again. I usually chop the veggies in my food processor. I pulse them until they are finely chopped but still on the chunky side. You do not want them pureed. I am not sure about the yield, but I think it is approximately 10-12 half-pints. You can easily reduce that quantities and keep refrigerated after placing in the jars. If you are not going to water-bath the jars, make sure you sterilize them either in the oven, the dishwasher, or a pot of boiling water.

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    1. 1
      Combine the cukes, onions, and peppers in a large bowl. Sprinkle with salt and cover with cold water. Place a layer of ice cubes on top to cover surface of relish.
    2. 2
      Let stand 2 hours up to 12 hours.
    3. 3
      Drain thoroughly, pressing out excess liquid.
    4. 4
      Place drained veggies, sugar, vinegar and spices in a large stainless steel kettle. If making the spicy version, you will add your pepper flakes now also.
    5. 5
      Bring to a boil over high heat watching so as not to scorch. Simmer for 10 minutes.
    6. 6
      Pack hot into 1/2 pint jars.
    7. 7
      Process in a water-bath for 10 minutes.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 27, 2009


      I have used this recipe for a few seasons. Great taste but it seems to make 4 half pints.. no the 10 as indicated in the recipe. I squeeze the veg mix to get out most of the water before cooking and I drain the relish mix when I put them in the hot jars.. then I top them off with the pickling solution.

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    • on July 17, 2009


      what did I do wrong?? after all that chopping and cooking, it just looked like vegetable soup. I followed all the measurements and cooked and cooked it on med high but it never got thick at all. Maybe the cukes really have to soak 12 hours? I only soaked 2 hrs. very dissapointed

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    Nutritional Facts for Old-Fashioned Pickle Relish (Traditional or Spicy)

    Serving Size: 1 (2402 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 353.7
    Calories from Fat 5
    Total Fat 0.6 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 2836.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 87.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.6 g
    Sugars 83.1 g
    Protein 1.2 g

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