Sunday, September 14, 2014

Quaker Pear Relish (1954)

  • 1 gallon hard pears, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 gallon, sweet onions, coarsely chopped
  • 15 sweet red peppers, coarsely chopped
  • 4 hot peppers, coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups salt
  • 1 quarts vinegar
  • 5 cups white sugar
  • 3 tbspns celery seed
  • 1 tbspn tumeric
  • 3 tbspns white mustard seed
Mix well the pears, onions, sweet and hot peppers, and add 1 1/2 cups salt.  Let stand overnight.  Next morning, put in bag and drain. Rinse mixture 3 times and squeeze dry.  
For syrup, mix together the vinegar, sugar, tumeric, celery seed, and mustard seed. Cook syrup 10 minutes. Add pear mixture, and let simmer 10 minutes.  Pour in hot jars and seal.

(Origin - "The Quaker Cook Book" by the Women's Auxiliary of the High Point Friends Meeting of HIgh Point, North Carolina, 1954.)

Another Quaker Recipe
Quaker Mince Meat for Pies (1954)

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