I love this relish. It is great with fish, chicken, pork, cheese and crackers. Sometimes I throw some into a stew for extra flavor or anything else you want to put it in. Good apples for this recipe are Idared, Northern Spy, Spartan, Cortland and Empire or heirloom varieties, such as Red Astrachan and (Chenango) Strawberry. A sweeter apple would lend more of a dessert quality to the relish. I use any old apple I have on hand.