Sweet Pepper And Onion Relish
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This Sweet Pepper and Onion Relish is my copycat version of Harry & Davids popular treat. Its delightful mixed with cream cheese and spread on crackers or used as a glaze for pork and chicken.
And it makes a fabulous gift!
I always enjoy receiving homemade gifts. When someone takes the time to make something for you, whether its a simple plate of cookies or some elaborate craft, it says a lot. It makes you feel all the more unique, special, appreciated and loved. Cooking happens to be one of my biggest passions, and so naturally I particularly enjoy making gifts for people that are edible. Christmas cookies, as always, are on my list this year along with a few other goodies. And today Im sharing a special one with you.
Back to Safeway to buy some more canning jars, pectin, and the ingredients for this relish. Then back to my kitchen to finish up the experiment. The end result: Its fabulous! Youre going to love it and so are the lucky recipients of your gift! Just add a ribbon and a little tag and your gift is complete!
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Broiled Wild Salmon With Cherry Apple Chutney
Just a few weeks ago I had this at a dinner party hosted by my friend Sandy who blogs at The Reluctant Entertainer during my trip to Harry and David in southern Oregon. The Autumn weather in southern Oregon couldnt have been more perfect and we dined al fresco in her beautiful backyard on chalkboard paper lined tables with pears for centerpieces.
Anyone who meets Sandy feels instantly connected to her shes an incredible entertainer and really knows hot to makeyou feel welcome.
Southern Oregon has the perfect landscape and climate for producing the best pears and produce. Its also home to some of the finest cheese and great wine. Harry and David doesnt just grow there own fruit , all their cakes, pastries, chocolates, cookies, Moose Munch and more all made on premises and they work directly with local wineries and cheese makers to offer the best Oregon wines, finest cheese such as award winning Rogue Creamery in their baskets.
Their fruit is harvested and kept in cold storage until ready to ship so that every basket delivered to your door step is perfect. And, we even got to make and package our own gift baskets, although I learned quickly that I was not cut out for making this a career as I took about 40 minutes to pack ONE basket!
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Day 13 Togetherness Salmon & Charred Pineapple Relish
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Togetherness in Autumn is what I love. Having people in to our home for a casual meal, now that everyones back to their school and work routines.
Togetherness is priceless. You cant buy it, replace it, duplicate it. Its special in its own way, because each time being with friends or family is so unique.
I wouldnt ever try to reinvent the evenings when we have company in our home.
Lately, togetherness has been celebrated through my Autumn series, through easy, hospitable ways.
Cooking easy recipes actually inspires and helps me want to reach out and invite.
Complicated, long, tedious ideas scare me away from entertaining.
Honestly, it takes the joy away.
So this Autumn season Ive come up with several simple recipes using Harry & Davids Charred Pineapple Relish.
Ive found that by keeping chutneys and relishes stocked in my pantry, I can whip up a menu quickly!
I served my salmon recipe at this early-Autumn party.
How To Make Onion & Pepper Relish
This onion and pepper relish is so easy to make and, honestly, the most time consuming part is dicing up the peppers and onions.
You want to make sure they are in small enough dices so it’s easy to serve on a cracker. If the dices are too big, they will simply fall off the cracker and that’s no fun for anyone eating them.
You can use a food processor if you like, but I prefer to hand cut the peppers and onions because I have the best control over the size and uniformity of the dice. I recommend making the dice about ¼”-½” for the best results. Any smaller and the vegetables will turn to mush during the cooking process and any bigger and they are harder to scoop onto a cracker.
I used the Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker & Air Crisper for this recipe, but that is absolutely not necessary. The only thing you need is a pot big enough to hold the ingredients, and a heat source. The stove or even an outdoor grill will work just fine. As long as you can boil and simmer the relish, you can make it!
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Pepper Relish And Cream Cheese Dip
Forget those recipe challenges on social media. This classic dip is here to stay.
In Cooking up Comfort were walking you through all the classics, whether you want to curl up with soup on a rainy afternoon or bake something delicious to celebrate the weekend.This easy and delicious pepper relish dip is the perfect shareable snack at any party, game night, or celebration.
Food trends come and go, but the classics never go out of style.
While we may get swept up in the TikTok oven-baked feta pasta fad or adopt a strict regimen of feeding our sourdough starter for a week, we always return to those time-honored traditions that provide us with the ease, comfort, and incomparable taste we crave. Enter Harry & David Pepper and Onion relish.
These bursting-with-flavor red pepper relishes have been a must-have pantry staple and fan favorite in neighborhoods across America for years. Classic Recipe Pepper and Onion relish offers sweet and savory notes from sweet, red peppers and caramelized onions, layered with a hint of tang and a bit of crunch, giving it the perfect texture. And when folded into softened cream cheese to make this beloved pepper relish cream cheese dip, these relishes go from pantry staple to party starter!
But, when in doubt, always go with a classic.
Onion And Pepper Relish
5 14.5 oz. cans chopped tomatoes
6 bell peppers
6 cups sugar
1 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
6 jalapeno peppers with seeds and ribs removed
3 medium onions
2 small boxes powered pectin
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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Cooking The Pepper & Onion Relish
When all of the vegetables are in the pot, reduce the heat to low and then adjust the heat until you have a simmer where there is movement in the liquid, but it is not boiling. Cook for about 10 minutes to let all the flavors combine and the liquid will be thicker and a little syrupy. Turn the heat off and you are done!
You can either serve the relish hot or put it into containers to chill. You will want to store the relish with the liquid so the peppers and onions continue to marinate in the juice, but I usually drain some off when serving it.
I like to put my relish into canning jars and store them in the refrigerator for a simple snack spread. The relish will last months in the fridge!
This comes in handy if you have unexpected guests and you want to offer them a snack. Just put a block of cream cheese on a plate surrounded by crackers and open the jar and put a spoon in it!
A Very Precise And Accurate Copycat Version Of Harry & Davids Popular Relish Pepper And Onion Relish Is A Condiment Youll Use Over And Over Again Making It So Worth The Effort
Combining red bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, and jalapenos into a condiment sounds quite easy, doesnt it? Well, to be perfectly honest, this recipe does requite a little bit of work, but the effort it takes to prepare is so worth it! Youll be surprised how many dishes you can prepare using my Pepper and Onion Relish as an ingredient!
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Homemade Onion And Pepper Relish
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I love Harry & Davids Onion Pepper Relish mixed with cream cheese. It makes the most delicious and quick dip. I thought a little homemade jar of this would make a yummy gift that would be handy for friends to have on hand for holiday entertaining.
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Pepper and Onion Relish is extremely easy to make and can be used in so many different ways, from snacks and appetizers to sandwich toppings. Basically, wherever you want a little sweet and sour with a touch of heat, this relish is the perfect condiment.
Pepper & Onion Relish is a very popular gourmet speciality in many stores that sell relishes and spreads and it can be very expensive to purchase. I happen to think this version is better and I know it’s less expensive to make.
Making your own is the perfect way to easily customize the flavors by adding different types of peppers and even making it very mild to very spicy, so it’s your perfect pepper and onion relish.
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Canning The Flavor Of Harry And Davids Pepper And Onion Relish
I still remember the first time I tried the amazing taste in the jar of Harry and Davids Hot Pepper and Onion Relish. The sweet/hot tomato and pepper goodness was really addictive and became an instant favorite of mine. Since that first time the jars that I have had are far and few between, but in the last year I never lost the idea of possibly finding that flavor again in a recipe that I could put up myself.
I put out a note to my FB peeps and Sheryl came back to me with a possible copycat for the flavor. This is a pressure canning recipe because of the amount of onions and peppers that were required. Its a great one pot recipe, but there is quite a lot of prep for the veggies and tomatoes. In the end the flavor is as close as ever I have tasted and I now have 7 pints stashed in my pantry to enjoy. Here is the recipe.
Sweet Pepper And Onion Relish Recipe
Lets get started!
Combine all the ingredients, except for the pectin, in a large stock pot.
Bring it to a boil, reduce the heat to low, and simmer, uncovered, for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. Now its time to add the pectin. You wont need much because most of the liquid will have evaporated by now.
Add the pectin , bring the mixture to a rapid boil and boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat.
Immediately ladle the hot relish into hot sterilized canning jars with sealable canning lids. Process in a water bath for 20 minutes.
* A note about the water bath process: There are specific canners for the job this is the one I have. Its deep enough to fully cover the bottles by several inches, it has rack with separate compartments that keeps the bottles separated so they dont break by getting knocked against each other while boiling, and it comes with all the extra equipment youll need. If you dont own a canner and dont want to buy one, just use a large, deep stock pot and place the jars in it with the water covering the top by at least two inches.
Remove the jars from the canner and let them rest for 24 hours undisturbed before moving. This Sweet Pepper & Onion Relish will keep up to a year.
This recipe makes about a dozen 1/2 pint jars. For the ones you want to give away as gifts, just tie a ribbon around them with a little label. Are they cute or what?
Harry & David Onion Pepper Relish Knockoff
I am a huge fan of Harry & Davids Onion Pepper Relish, so when I saw a recipe for it at Skip To My Lou, I knew I had to try it! Oh boy, am I glad I did. I could not believe how similar it tasted to Harry & Davids, I actually think it is slightly better! It is sweet relish with a bit of a spicy bite. I served it to a group of my girlfriends last night and it got rave reviews!
Onion Pepper Relish
36 oz canned diced tomatoes, drained
3 bell peppers, seeds and ribs removed
3 cups sugar
1 Tablespoon salt
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
3 jalapeno peppers, seeds and ribs removed
11/2 medium onions
1 small box powdered pectin
Chop all vegetables. This is the hardest part of the whole recipe, the rest is a breeze. A food processor makes the chopping go much quicker.
Mix everything together, except for pectin, in a large pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for about one hour. Add the pectin and let boil for 1 minute.
What Is Pepper & Onion Relish Used For
This sweet pepper & onion relish can be used for so many different things! It’s a great condiment to use on hot dogs in place of a traditional pickle relish. I just recently found out that it’s great to use as a spread on a turkey sandwich! Add it to your cheesesteaks, too!
In fact, I’d bet it would be delicious on this recipe for chicken cheesesteak!
You could even serve the hot relish as a side to a pork loin. I know that would be amazing! Or, stuff the pork with a combination of onion & pepper relish and your favorite cheese.
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A Road Trip Was The Inspiration
A few months ago, a workmate of mine drove all the way from Toronto to Kentucky for the Kentucky Derby. Thats a very long drive! I have nothing against road trips, but if Im going to sit in a car for that long, there had better be some good shopping when I reach the destination, or at least on the way back.
Come to think of it, I have repeatedly asked John.e to take a road trip from Toronto to Oklahoma. Im not sure why I thought driving to Kentucky was a long stretch when clearly Oklahoma would be a much longer drive. But theres something more exciting than the Kentucky Derby waiting for me in Pawhuska, Oklahoma the Pioneer Womans Mercantile! Its on my bucket list, for sure!
The need to prepare this Pepper and Onion Relish at home was the result of Veras trip to Kentucky. Vera is a huge fan of horse racing, so one of the things on her bucket list was to attend the Kentucky Derby. On her last day at the office, I wished her a safe trip and told her to bring me back something pretty. She brought back Pepper and Onion Relish.
Pepper & Onion Relish Recipe
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