My supply of apples and pears seems to be endless this year! I was looking for something different to make and found this recipe. Not only did it use apples and pears but I was even able to use up some frozen cranberries I had. It will be perfect to serve with poultry or to serve as an appetizer with crackers and cheese.
Cranberry Apple Pear Relish
3 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
3 cups of apples, cored and diced
2 cups of pears, peeled, cored and diced
1 ½ cups golden raisins
2 cups sugar
1 cup of orange juice
2 Tbsp grated orange rind
2 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
½ cup orange liqueur (optional)
Combine cranberries, pears, apples, raisins, orange juice and rind, cinnamon and nutmeg in a very large stainless steel pan. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring frequently. Reduce the heat and boil gently, uncovered for about 25 minutes or until the mixture thickens, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and stir in liqueur.
Remove hot jars from the canner and ladle relish into the jars, leaving ½ inch headspace. Process for 10 minutes for half pint jars and 15 minutes for pint jars.
Makes about 6 cups.
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