Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Harry & David Copycat Sweet and Hot Pepper and Onion Relish Recipe

Harry &David Copycat Red & Hot Pepper &Onion Relish Recipe


This yummy Harry & David Sweet and Hot Pepper and Onion Relish is so good served on cream cheese with crackers or chips. It make a lovely gift and friends will be asking for more.

Ingredients needed for Harry & David Pepper and Onion Relish Copycat Recipe:

6 cups tomatoes, skinned, diced and drained


6 large red peppers, diced, or multiple colors


8 cups sugar


2 tablespoons salt


2 boxes pectin (1.75 ounce each)


3 cups white vinegar


1 teaspoon ground red pepper


½ teaspoon crushed red pepper


5 large jalapeño peppers, seeded and diced


1 large jalapeño pepper, diced with seeds


3 large onions, diced


Directions for making Harry & David Pepper and Onion Relish Copycat Recipe:

Step 1: Mix all ingredients together, except pectin and bring to a boil.


Step 2: Turn down and simmer for 2 - 2 1/2 hours until thickened.


Step 3: Whisk in the 2 boxes of pectin and boil for 1 minute.


Step 4: Pour into sterile jars leaving ½-inch head space.


Step 4: Process in pressure canner at #11 for 15 minutes.


Tips:

For the faint heart, you can remove seeds from jalapeños and cut down the amount; reduce amounts of ground red pepper and crushed red pepper, when doing this you may need to cut back on the sugar.


For those that like it hot be a little generous on the heat because it seems to leave the product after canning. Some add as many as 10 jalapeños.


Also, in using the 8 cups of sugar you need the hot peppers to balance out the sweet.

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