Canning Recipes

Cherry Honey Relish
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

Cooking Directions:
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2 1/2 cups pitted tart cherries
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/3 cup light brown sugar - (packed)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup pecans -- coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon cold Water

In a 2-quart saucepan, combine the first seven ingredients. Cook slowly,
uncovered for 30 minutes. Stir in pecans.

Combine the cold water and cornstarch and gradually stir into cherry
mixture. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens.

Refrigerate, freeze or can.

If Canning: Wash and sterilize 5 half-pint mason jars and lids. Pour hot
cherry mixture into hot jars. Quickly wipe the glass rims clean of any
spillage, and screw the lids on the jars. Carefully set into a large
canner of boiling water. Bring back to boil, and process the relish for
30 minutes.

Start counting your time after the water has returned to a boil.
Carefully remove the jars, being careful not to twist the ring caps at
this point. Allow to completely cool. Remove the rings, test your caps
to be sure they have sealed. Store in cool place. Will keep

This recipe yields about 5 half-pints

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