I am a huge fan of Harry & David’s Onion Pepper Relish, (just not a fan of the price!) 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 & David’s, 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 (I used 2 1/2 14.5 oz cans)
3 bell peppers, seeds and ribs removed (I used one green, one yellow, and one orange)
3 cups sugar (I used pure cane sugar called Rapadura, it keeps your blood sugar levels from spiking!)
1 Tablespoon salt
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
3 jalapeno peppers, seeds and ribs removed
11/2 medium onions
1 cup white vinegar
1 small box powdered pectin (1.75 oz, found in canning supplies of most stores)
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.
Pour relish into half pint jars, leaving about 1/2 inch room. Store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, or freeze for up to 2 months. Or, if you are into canning, this would be the ideal recipe!
I love to serve it dumped over a block of cream cheese surrounded by pita chips or crackers. You can also mix the cream cheese and relish together to make a creamy dip.
This would make a great gift, just attach a tag with serving directions on it.
This post is linked to:
Show Off Your Stuff @ Fireflies & Jellybeans
Make It From Scratch
Its A Hodgepodge Friday @ Its a HodgePodge LIfe
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Designs By Gollum
Food On Fridays @Ann Kroeker. Writer.
PamJuly 5, 2015 at 9:42 pm
How much (jars) does this recipe make?
TerriNovember 6, 2014 at 12:43 pm
A few years ago, the neighbors wondered why all the kids in the neighborhood wanted to come to my house for salmon sandwiches. The secret was Harry and Davids Onion/Pepper Relish. That year while on a trip to Oregon, I splurged on a case of relish and gave jars to each of the Moms. It’s relatively expensive so I was so happy to find this recipe. I made it exactly as your recipe (except for the pepper flakes as I know I am sending some to my 102 year old Grandmother and don’t want a tiny pepper flake surprise). Wonderful, wonderful! Salmon sandwiches are back on the menu at our house. I don’t give out Christmas presents (so stressful) but instead give Thanksgiving presents to my friends. This will be used as part of a gift accompanied by Cranberry Jelly, Jalapeno Jelly and a homemade candle. I’d rather say “thank you” while giving them a little something to help them through the holiday season… then when Christmas comes… I just sit back and enjoy! Thank you for sharing this recipe..I tried a couple others and yours is the best!
AmyNewNostalgiaNovember 6, 2014 at 2:37 pm
I love this comment so much! What a fun story.
Gay VaughanMay 26, 2010 at 11:02 pm
Love this poat. Just letting you know that I featured you in my weekly round-up. Thanks again!
Amy BowmanMay 24, 2010 at 11:29 pm
@ Susan Nice to meet you too! It really has been great to have around for guests or a quick snack!
@ Anonymous it filled 11 1/2 pint jars for me. Thanks for reading.
AnonymousMay 24, 2010 at 10:27 pm
Thanks for sharing. How many jars will it fill?
susanMay 21, 2010 at 9:09 pm
Your pictures are great. I love to keep something around as a quick appetizer for guests. This would do the trick..and save money! Nice to “meet” you!
amariaf2000May 21, 2010 at 2:31 pm
OH MY ~ I just may be making this over the weekend!! It looks awesome!! Thanks for sharing!
~angela @ peonypatch
Amy BowmanMay 21, 2010 at 6:56 pm
I had to go check out your site after getting a photo compliment from you (plus your name just sounds, well…yum!)
You have a great site, loved the iced coffee post…just started doing that but with a french press. Your photos are beautiful, which makes your compliment even more nice:)
ButterYumMay 21, 2010 at 6:29 pm
I LOVE all your photos… very appetizing!
Amy BowmanMay 21, 2010 at 4:41 pm
It is really, really good!
@Stephanie-I sure hope my peppers grow this year. I’m a first year gardener!:)
StephanieMay 21, 2010 at 10:52 am
gonna come back to this later this summer when I’m buried in peppers from the garden. It looks fabulous.
FawndaMay 20, 2010 at 4:40 am
sounds like something my Hubby would love! Thanks for sharing! 🙂