Makes 3-4 jars, 10 minutes preparation, 30 minutes cooking

Our festive, Spiced Pear & Cranberry Relish is simple to prepare and is perfect for serving with cold meats, dolloping on your turkey sandwiches or even giving as a delicious home-made Christmas gift as it can last up to 6 months. 

Ingredients

  • 1 Onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, peeled and sliced
  • 2cm piece of Fresh Ginger, peeled and grated
  • 175ml Cider Vinegar
  • ½tsp ground Coriander
  • ½tsp ground Cinnamon
  • ½tsp Allspice
  • 1 dried Red Chilli, finely chopped (remove the seeds for less heat)
  • 4 Pears, cored with the skin left on and cut into equal-sized cubes
  • 300g dried Cranberries

Method

  1. Place all of the ingredients, except the pear, into  a non-reactive saucepan with a large pinch of salt. Bring the mixture slowly to a simmer over a medium heat ensuring that you stir regularly to dissolve all of the sugar.
  2. Once the sugar has dissolved, add the pear and continue to cook until the mixture has the consistency of thick jam.
  3. Top Tip: Wash your jars and lids in hot soapy water then rinse well before drying them in a warm oven to sterilise them. 
  4. Divide the hot relish equally between the jars, seal then leave to cool.
Top Tip: The relish will keep perfectly for up to 6 months if it is unopened and is stored in a cool, dark place. Once opened, it is best eaten within 2 months.

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